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Revised: 9/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
ADEFURONIC GEL 1%
 Active ingredient:
Diclofenac sodium
 Dosage form:
colorless to faint yellow limpid to slightly turbid gel
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses synthesis of prostaglandin which is considered as a cause of inflammation/pain. It consequently shows analgetic/anti-inflammatory actions.
It is usually used for relief of pain/inflammation associated with osteoarthritis, shoulder periarthritis, muscular pain or low back pain.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have aspirin-induced asthma or its history, bronchial asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply an appropriate amount of the medicine to the affected area in a thin layer, several times a day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Do not apply the medicine to mucosal membrane such as eyes or lips. If it gets into your eyes, wash it with water or lukewarm water immediately. Pay attention if the medicine is applied to the peeled skin, it may cause irritation or tingling.
  • Do not seal the application site with plastic wrap, etc. since the medicinal effect may be intensified.
  • If you miss a dose, apply the missed dose when you remembered. You should not use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include dermatitis, redness, itch, rough skin, irritating sensation, blister, pigmentation, skin peeling, photosensitivity, edema and swelling. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • hives, angioedema, respiratory distress [shock, anaphylaxis]
  • rash/swelling/blister at the application site [contact dermatitis]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat, moisture and fire.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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