iclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) advocated for use in painful and inflammatory rheumatic and certain non-rheumatic conditions. It is available in a number of administration forms which can be given orally, rectally or intramuscularly. Conveniently, dosage adjustments are not required in the elderly or in those patients with renal or hepatic impairment. The drug has a relatively short elimination half-life, which limits the potential for drug accumulation.
Thus, diclofenac can be considered as one of the few NSAIDs of ‘first choice’ in the treatment of acute and chronic painful and inflammatory conditions.
Category: Topical Anti-Inflammatory/ Analgesic