Solaraze

Generic Name: Diclofenac

  • What is Solaraze?

    Solaraze is a topical gel (applied directly on the skin) that is used to treat actinic keratosis.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Solaraze?

    Solaraze is for external use only. Do not use it in or on your eyes, open skin wounds, skin infections, or inflammatory skin conditions with scaling.

    As with other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Solaraze can cause an allergic reaction that may result in death if not immediately treated, especially if you have asthma. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience runny nose or severe breathing problems.

    Also, use this medication with caution if you have active stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding problems, or severe kidney or liver impairment.

    Solaraze can cause local skin side effects, including dry skin, inflammation of your skin, rash, or scaling. Tell your doctor if you develop these side effects.

  • Who should not take Solaraze?

    Do not use Solaraze if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients, including benzyl alcohol, polyethylene glycol monomethyl ether 350, or hyaluronate sodium.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Solaraze?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Solaraze. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have allergies, asthma, active stomach or intestinal ulcers, bleeding problems, severe kidney or liver impairment, skin infections, inflammatory skin conditions with scaling, or other skin conditions.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: Apply to the affected area(s) twice a day for 60-90 days.

  • How should I take Solaraze?

    Apply Solaraze exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Apply an adequate amount of Solaraze gel to cover the affected area(s) and smooth onto your skin gently.

  • What should I avoid while taking Solaraze?

    Do not use Solaraze in or on your eyes, open skin wounds, skin infections, or inflammatory skin conditions with scaling.

    Do not expose your skin to sunlight or sunlamps.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Solaraze?

    If Solaraze is used with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Solaraze with aspirin or other NSAIDs.

  • What are the possible side effects of Solaraze?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: dry skin, inflammation of your skin, rash, scaling

  • Can I receive Solaraze if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Solaraze during pregnancy are unknown. Solaraze can harm your baby if you use it while breastfeeding. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Solaraze?

    If you miss a dose of Solaraze, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store Solaraze?

    Store at room temperature. Protect from heat. Do not freeze.