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PANOXEN contains Diclofenac which belongs to a group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) which reduces pain and inflammation. It is used to treat mild to moderate muscle and joint pains (sprains, strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries) contusions, post-traumatic pain, tendonitis (tennis elbow) and osteoarthritis pain in the knees. Diclofenac sodium is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory with analgesic properties. It inhibits the enzyme, cyclooxygenase (COX), which is an early component of the arachidonic acid cascade, resulting in the reduced formation of prostaglandins, thromboxanes and prostacylin.    

Always use this PANOXEN as prescribed by your doctor. Before using, tell your doctor if you have any kidney, liver or heart diseases, are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is not suitable for use in children and adolescents below 14 years of age. The common side effects are skin redness, inflammation or swelling. Do not apply this medicine to injured or infected skin. In case of accidental contact with eyes, mucous membranes, rinse the affected area completely with running water. If the irritation persists, contact your doctor.


  • muscle and joint pains (sprains, strains, bruises, backache, sports injuries)
  • contusions
  • post-traumatic pain
  • tendonitis (tennis elbow)
  • osteoarthritis pain in the knees


PANOXEN is a phenylacetic acid derivative which leads to inhibition of cyclooxygenase activity, then leads to the inhibition of prostaglandin synthesis and other in­flammation mediators.


Always use PANOXEN according to the dose and frequency as advised by your doctor. It is for external use only. Check the label for directions before use. Apply thin layers of this medicine in affected area 3 to 4 times daily and rub gently.

  • Before you use, open the safety seal that covers the tube
  • Squeeze out small amount of gel onto the dosing card evenly
  • Clean and dry the skin and apply the gel to the directed skin areas, use your hands to gently rub the gel into the skin
  • Make sure to cover the entire affected area with the gel
  • Wash your hands well after you apply the gel, unless you are treating your hands
  • If you are applying for your hands, do not wash them for at least one hour after you apply the gel



  • skin eruption with redness, shortness of breath and difficulty in swallowing
  • wheezing, shortness of breath or feeling of tightness in chest
  • swelling of the face, lips and throat


  • skin rash and disorder (eczema)
  • reddening of the skin (erythema)
  • in­flammation of the skin  
  • swelling or papules (dermatitis, contact dermatitis)
  • itching of the skin (pruritus)


  • extensive changes in the skin with the appearance of redness, scaling, and large bubbles (bullous dermatitis)



PANOXEN is not recommended for use in last 3 months of pregnancy unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.


PANOXEN is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.


PANOXEN is not recommended in patients with active kidney diseases. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.


Tell your doctor if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to Diclofenac.


Inform your doctor if you have or had,

  • allergic reactions
  • stomach or duodenal ulcer


Inform your doctor if you are using or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription or the following,

  • aspirin or ibuprofen
  • diuretics
  • ACE inhibitors
  • angiotensin II Antagonists


Drug :   Diclofenac
Pharmacological Category :   Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID), Topical
Therapeutic Indication :   Treatment of acute pain due to minor strains, sprains and contusions
Dosage Forms :   Cream, Gel, Patch, Solution


Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.


Is PANOXEN a good painkiller?

It is effective in relieving pain and inflammation which is used for various pains such as sprains, strains and other injuries.

Is PANOXEN a narcotic?

No, it is not a narcotic. It belongs to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Is PANOXEN effective?

Yes, it is effective if used in the correct dose and duration as directed by your doctor.


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    Item Weight
    40 g
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