Treatment of pain with topical diclofenac

  • US 8,217,078 B1
  • Filed: 10/28/2010
  • Issued: 07/10/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/2009
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for applying topical agents to a knee of a patient with pain, said method comprising:

  • applying a first medication consisting of a topical diclofenac preparation to an area of the knee of said patient to treat osteoarthritis of the knee of said patient, wherein the topical diclofenac preparation comprises a therapeutically effective amount of diclofenac and 40-50% w/w dimethyl sulfoxide;

    waiting for the treated area to dry; and

    subsequently applying a second medication consisting of a topical medication, which is other than said first medication and is selected from the group consisting of an NSAID, tretinoin, minoxidil, a corticosteroid, to said treated area after said treated area is dry, wherein said subsequent application occurs during a course of treatment of said patient with said topical diclofenac preparation.

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