Diclofenac

Diclofenac sodium

Description

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. The mechanism of action of diclofenac in AK may be related to the inhibition of the cycloxygenase pathway leading to reduced prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) synthesis. In addition, immunohistochemistry (IHC) from skin biopsies ac revealed that the clinical effects of diclofenac in AK are primarily due to anti-inflammatory, anti-angiogenic and possibly anti-proliferative effects and apoptosis-inducing mechanisms.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Diclofenac
D Dermatologicals → D11 Other dermatological preparations → D11A Other dermatological preparations → D11AX Other dermatologicals
Diclofenac
M Musculo-skeletal system → M01 Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products → M01A Antiinflammatory and antirheumatic products, non-steroids → M01AB Acetic acid derivatives and related substances
Diclofenac
M Musculo-skeletal system → M02 Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02A Topical products for joint and muscular pain → M02AA Antiinflammatory preparations, non-steroids for topical use
Diclofenac
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01B Antiinflammatory agents → S01BC Antiinflammatory agents, non-steroids

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