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How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date?

Diclofenac patches often, maybe always, have an expiration date. How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease as it approaches the expiration date? Assume that the diclofenac patch is used ...
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Recommended size of diclofenac patch

When treating a lateral epicondylitis of the humerus with diclofenac patches, what is the recommended surface of the patch? Let's assume that the entire patch (10x14cm) contains 140 mg of diclofenac (...
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Systemic effect of topical diclofenac

Topical diclofenac (as Voltaren gel, for example) is a popular choice for quite a few things, from osteoarthritis to sports injuries. Diclofenac itself can be hard on the body, especially the ...
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What are the long term effects of using diclofenac patches?

I wonder what the long term effects are of using diclofenac patches (e.g. one patch applied daily and kept for 24 hours positioned on the lateral epicondyle of the humerus). By long term I mean ...
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Diclofenac patch before or after the effort?

Is it best to place a Diclofenac patch before or after the effort, in order to avoid to mitigate the impact of the effort on a tendinopathy? (if placed before, the patch would be be kept during and ...
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How does the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decrease over time?

I wonder how the efficiency of a diclofenac patch decreases over time. E.g. if a patient wears a a diclofenac patch for 24 hours, how useful are the last 12 hours. Ideally I would like to see a curve (...
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