The drug has the property of inhibiting the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation in tissues, relieves pain and eliminates hyperemia. This drug is used for the symptomatic treatment of pain, inflammation and edema
Rapten Composition and form of release
The main active ingredient is sodium diclofenac. Additional components – carbomer, macrogol, diethanolamine, benzyl alcohol, isopril alcohol, polysorbate, triethanolamine, purified water, etc.
It is marketed in the form of a 1% sodium diclofenac gel. Packaged in 40 gram aluminum tubes.
Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug of local action, which is used for joint and muscle pain, based on diclofenac sodium.
The main active ingredient of this drug has analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic effects.
The mechanism of action is due to the ability of diclofenac to inhibit the biosynthesis of prostaglandins.
The drug Rapten has the property of inhibiting the symptoms of acute and chronic inflammation in tissues, relieves pain and eliminates hyperemia.
This drug is used for the symptomatic treatment of pain, inflammation and edema that occurs when:
- damage to soft tissues – injuries to tendons, ligaments, muscles and joints due to dislocations, sprains, hematomas, sports injuries;
- localized forms of soft tissue rheumatism – tendinitis, including “tennis elbow”, bursitis, shoulder syndrome and periarthropathy, localized forms of degenerative rheumatism (osteoarthritis of the peripheral joints and spine).
It has been shown to be used in juvenile rheumatoid, psoriatic arthritis, gout attacks, polymyositis, dermatomyositis, polymyalgia rheumatica, systemic lupus, ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis.
Topical use of diclofenac quickly eliminates pain and early immobilization of joints, reduces edema, and improves motor activity of the locomotor system. This allows you to reduce the dose of analgesics and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which are simultaneously prescribed when taken orally.
Use is contraindicated in the presence of hypersensitivity to the active substance, acetylsalicylic acid, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs or one of the auxiliary components of the drug.
Do not use if there is a likelihood of attacks of bronchial asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis caused by taking acetylsalicylic acid or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in history.
It is not applied to the skin, which has broken integrity, as well as to wound surfaces. Applied from the age of 14.
Application during pregnancy and lactation
It is contraindicated to use in pregnant women in the 3rd trimester. At other stages of pregnancy, use with caution.
Breastfeeding should be discontinued during treatment with this drug.
Method of administration and dosage
Apply the required amount of Rapten to the skin over the affected area. The amount of gel depends on the area of the affected surface – depending on the area. Most often, 2-4 grams of gel is enough to be applied to the skin surface of 400-800 square centimeters.
Gently rub the drug into the skin, then be sure to wash your hands thoroughly (except when your hands need treatment).
Apply the drug up to 2-3 times a day, at regular intervals.
It can be used with drugs that also contain diclofenac, but in other forms.
The duration of treatment is 10-14 days, but not more than 2 weeks in a row.
If after this time the symptoms have not stopped, you need to consult your doctor.
There are practically no overdose risks. In case of accidental oral administration, symptomatic treatment should be carried out – gastric lavage, intake of sorbents.
Taking this medication may cause some side effects. In particular, the treatment process may be accompanied by the appearance of:
- skin reactions at the site of application of the drug in the form of itching, dryness, hyperemia, burning sensation, contact dermatitis;
- generalized skin reactions – urticaria, angioedema, photosensitivity, bullous dermatitis;
- dyspeptic symptoms, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disorders;
- bronchospasm, bronchial asthma, allergic reactions.
Side effects can be avoided by reducing the dosage of the drug.
Storage conditions and periods Rapten
Shelf life – 3 years at temperatures up to 25 ° C.