Pennsaid Uses

How Does Pennsaid Work?

Pennsaid belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Like other NSAIDs, it works by blocking a specific enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body.
Because Pennsaid works mostly where it is applied (only a small percentage of the medication actually reaches the rest of the body), it helps to lower the drug's exposure to the rest of the body, which may decrease the risk of dangerous side effects.
Pennsaid solution contains dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), an inactive ingredient that allows for better absorption of the medication through the skin.

Pennsaid Use in Children

This medication is not approved for children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Pennsaid in children.

Off-Label Uses of Pennsaid

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this product for something other than treating osteoarthritis of the knee. At this time, using Pennsaid to treat osteoarthritis of other areas of the body or to treat other types of arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis) or other painful conditions would be considered off-label uses.
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