Generic Name and Formulations:
Diclofenac sodium 3%; gel; contains benzyl alcohol.
Indications for SOLARAZE:
Use lowest effective dose for shortest duration. Apply to lesions twice daily for 60–90 days.
Coronary artery bypass graft surgery.
Increased risk of serious cardiovascular events (including MI, stroke). Avoid in recent MI, severe heart failure; if necessary, monitor. History of ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding. Severe renal or hepatic impairment. Avoid sun and UV light. Aspirin allergy. Asthma. Avoid eyes, and open skin wounds, infections, or exfoliative dermatitis. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.B); avoid in 3rd trimester. Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Increased risk of GI events with concomitant aspirin or oral NSAIDs. Concomitant other topical medications or products (eg, sunscreens, cosmetics): not studied.
Pruritus, rash, contact dermatitis, dry skin, exfoliation, local pain, paresthesia; cardiovascular thrombotic events, edema, photosensitivity.
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