Which medications in the drug class Topical Skin Products are used in the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?

Updated: Feb 07, 2020
  • Author: Howard R Smith, MD; Chief Editor: Herbert S Diamond, MD  more...
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Topical Skin Products

Topical agents such as diclofenac can provide analgesia for patients with RA. This agent is commonly used in patients who experience acute pain.

Diclofenac topical (Voltaren)

Diclofenac topical gel is approved in patients with osteoarthritis at a dosage of 32 g/day applied over all affected joints. It has also been used to provide analgesic effects in patients with RA.

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