Treatment of pain with topical diclofenac

  • US 9,370,501 B2
  • Filed: 07/21/2015
  • Issued: 06/21/2016
  • 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 comprising 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 consists of 2% w/w diclofenac sodium;

    about 40% to about 50% w/w dimethyl sulfoxide;

    a C1-C4 alkanol;

    a polyhydric alcohol;

    a thickening agent; and

    water to make 100% w/w; and

    wherein the topical diclofenac preparation has a viscosity of 500-5000 centipoise;

    waiting for the treated area to dry; and

    subsequently applying a second prescription medication consisting of a topical medication other than said first medication to said treated area after said treated area is dry, wherein said subsequent application occurs during a course of treatment of said patient in which said topical diclofenac preparation is administered twice daily.

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