Can diclofenac be bought over-the-counter?

Diclofenac sodium is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) available in over-the-counter (OTC) medicines that temporarily relieves minor to moderate aches and pains caused by arthritis.

Is aceclofenac available in the US?


Clinical data
Routes of administration By mouth, topical
ATC code M01AB16 (WHO) M02AA25 (WHO)
Legal status
Legal status UK : POM (Prescription only) US : ℞-only EU : Rx-only

Is Zerodol same as aceclofenac?

Zerodol P tablet contains a formulation of two drugs Aceclofenac and Paracetamol. It is used for pain, swelling and inflammation control. The combined action of aceclofenac and paracetamol is a feature of the Zerodol P Pill.

Is Voltaren Gel 3% OTC?

In order for a medication to be available OTC, it must be simple to use, easy to understand, and not require monitoring by a doctor. The FDA recently approved Voltaren gel to be available over-the-counter through the FDA’s “Rx-to-OTC” switch process.

Which is better ibuprofen or Aceclofenac?

Ibuprofen is better than aceclofenac in alleviation of pain and trismus. Control of facial swelling is comparable with the use of both drugs. A dose-response study and evaluation of different drug formulations of these molecules are warranted in such surgical setting in future.

Can I buy ketoprofen?

Ketoprofen gel is available on prescription and you can also buy some smaller pack sizes without a prescription.

Why has ketoprofen been discontinued?

But don’t look for it on the shelves of your local drug store: Orudis KT (the KT stands for ketoprofen) was taken off the market in 2005 after some studies concluded the medication may increase the risk of a heart attack, stroke, irritation, or bleeding in the stomach and intestines.

Is Aceclofenac a prescription drug?

Aceclofenac is prescribed for people with painful rheumatic conditions such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. It eases pain and reduces inflammation….About aceclofenac.

Type of medicine A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID)
Available as Tablets

How long can I take Aceclofenac?

How long do I need to use Aceclofenac before I see improvement in my condition? In most cases, the average time taken by this medicine to reach its peak effect is about 1 day to 1 week. For the time period you need to use this medicine, please consult your doctor.

What is Aceclofenac used for?

Aceclofenac film-coated tablets are indicated for the relief of pain and inflammation in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis. Aceclofenac film-coated tablets are supplied for oral administration and should be swallowed whole with a sufficient quantity of liquid.

Is OTC Voltaren gel same as prescription?

Is there any difference between the prescription version of Voltaren and the OTC version? No. The new OTC version of Voltaren gel will contain 1% of the active ingredient, diclofenac, which is the same strength that previously required a prescription.