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Diclofenac Sodium Topical Gel 1%, 100g

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Diclofenac is a topical analgesic approved by the FDA to treat joint pain and inflammation in horses. It should help your animal feel better within one to two hours, and is approved to be used for up to ten days. Wearing disposable non-permeable gloves, you apply the gel by rubbing it thoroughly into the hair covering the affected joint. Your veterinarian will probably suggest that you don’t use diclofenac on more than one joint at one time, or spread it over an area larger than a five-inch ribbon, because side effects could occur.

Key Benefits

  • Topical anti-inflammatory cream for horses
  • Helps to control pain and inflammation in joints
  • Contains 1% Diclofenac Sodium

How It Works

Diclofenac sodium, the active ingredient, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce inflammation which in turn reduces pain.


Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug indicated for the relief of the pain of osteoarthritis of jointsamenable to topical treatment, such as the knees and those of the hands. Diclofenac sodium topical gel was not evaluated for use on joints of the spine, hip, or shoulder.


Apply to skin over the affected area four times daily. Use the dosing card provided to measure the amount of diclofenac sodium topical gel to be applied. See accompanying prescribing information.


This drug is not a hand cream and gloves should be worn during application. Package directions and veterinarian instructions pertaining to the amount applied should be followed carefully.

Side Effects:

When used according to directions, side effects seldom occur. Some horses may develop skin problems if the cream and environmental dirt is allowed to build up over the treated area. This problem can be avoided by regular washing with mild shampoo.


Exceeding the recommended dosage or treating multiple joints may cause adverse effects.


Store at 68°F to 77°F; excursions permitted between 59°F to 86°F. Keep from freezing.


Diclofenac gel is used to treat joint pain and inflammation in horses. The FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration) has approved this drug for use in horses for control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in tarsal, carpal, metacarpophalangeal, metatarsophalangeal, and proximal interphalangeal (hock, knee, fetlock, pastern respectively) joints for up to 10 days. The FDA allows veterinarians to prescribe and use products containing this drug in different species or for other conditions in certain situations. You and your veterinarian can discuss why this drug is the most appropriate choice
This medication should help your pet feel better within 1 to 2 hours. Your pet's clinical signs should improve after that time. The effects of this medication are moderate in duration, meaning they may last for a few days, although the benefits may be prolonged if your pet has decreased kidney and/or liver function.
If you witness or suspect an overdose, contact your veterinarian or an animal poison control center for further advice. Animal poison control centers that are open 24 hours a day include: ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center (888-426-4435) and Pet Poison HELPLINE (855-764-7661); a consultation fee is charged for these services.


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By Meg
Natchez, Mississippi
Good stuff
July 6, 2020
I sprang my ankle a week ago and when I used it the first couple times I couldn’t tell the difference but after that I used it again and it gave me immediate total relief . I just apply a good amount it to the area that hurts and it absorbs instantly.
  • Besides it relieving me of pain it also has a great smell
  • Expensive if bought OTC
By Don O.
Skin Contact OK
January 11, 2019
I have been prescribed this exact tube, 2/mo for a year now by my family Physician for osteoarthritis and it even works on torn rotator cuff muscle pain.

I do not wear gloves especially because I rub it into both hands for arthritis.

Zero adverse side effects.

D. O.
  • Great for humans also. topically applied.
  • Costs if over the counter

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