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Diclofenac

Also known as: Diclofenac sodium

Brand names: ALMIRAL ANALPAN ARESTON ARTHROCOMB (in combination) ARTHROTEC (in combination) CAMBIA CATAFLAM CLOFEC CLOFENAC DEDOLOR DEFLAMAT DICLAC DICLACHEXAL DICLO-B (in combination) DICLO-DENK DICLO-VISION DICLOAKUT DICLOBENE DICLODUO COMBI (in combination) DICLOGEL DICLORAN DICLOSTAD DICLOVIT (in combination) DIFENAC DIFENE DOLPASSE RETARD DOSANAC FENAC-50 FENADIUM FLECTOR LICART NEODOL NEODOL-K NEODOLPASSE (in combination) OLFEN OLFEN-75 (in combination) PANAMAX PENNSAID PRITAREN REMAFEN REMETHAN RHEWLIN RUVOMINOX SOLACUTAN SOLARAZE TAKS THERMACARE TRATUL ULTRAFEN VOFENAC VOLTADOL VOLTAREN VOLTFAST VOREN ZIPSOR ZOLTEROL ZORVOLEX

Description

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The mechanism of action of diclofenac in AK may be related to the inhibition of the cycloxygenase pathway leading to reduced prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis. In addition, immunohistochemistry (IHC) from skin biopsies ac revealed that the clinical effects of diclofenac in AK are primarily due to anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and possibly anti-proliferative effects and apoptosis-inducing mechanisms.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Diclofenac
D Dermatologicals → D11 Other dermatological preparations → D11A Other dermatological preparations → D11AX Other dermatologicals
Diclofenac
M Musculo-skeletal system → M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products → M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids → M01AB Acetic acid derivatives and related substances
Diclofenac
M Musculo-skeletal system → M02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02A Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02AA Antiinflammatory preparations, non-steroids for topical use
Diclofenac
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BC Antiinflammatory agents, non-steroids

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