Pennsaid Medication Information
Pennsaid® (diclofenac sodium topical solution) is a prescription arthritis medication. Specifically, it is approved to treat signs and symptoms of osteoarthritis of the knees. The product is applied to the affected knee(s) four times daily. Because the drug is not taken by mouth, only a small percentage actually reaches the rest of the body. This helps to lower the risk of potentially dangerous side effects.
Because this medication may not be the best choice for everyone, it's important to discuss Pennsaid's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment. Tell your healthcare provider if you have any other medical conditions, are taking any other drugs, or have any allergies. Most people are able to use Pennsaid without any problems; however, some people do experience side effects during treatment. Some of the most common side effects are skin reactions at the application site.
(To learn more about this medication, click Pennsaid. This article offers information on how this drug works, when and how to use it, what to do if you miss a dose, and more.)