Dix plus Injection diclofenac sodium, which has got the following therapeutic uses :
1) Rheumatoid Arthritis,
3) Low back pain and other acute musculokeletal disorders such as periarthritis (e.g.,frozen shoulder), tendinitis, tenosynovitis, bursitis, sprains, strains and dislocations,
4) Ankylosig spondylitis,
5) Acute gout,
6) Acute trauma and fractures,
7) Control of pain and inflammation in orthopaedic, dental and other minor surgery,
8) Juvenile chronic arthritis,
9) Postoperative pain,
10)Pain of renal colic, &
Dix plus Injection also contains lidocaine, which acts as a local anaesthetic. Therefore, the possibility of pain at the injection site,which is most likely to occur after intramuscular injection of normal diclofenac, is minimized if Dix plus Injection is used in the above indications.
Dosage and administration:
Adults:One ampoule once (or in severe cases, twice) daily by intramuscular injection.
Renal colic: One ampoule once daily intramuscularly. A further ampoule may be administered after 30 minutes, if necessary.
The recommended maximum daily dose of diclofenac and lidocaine is 150 mg and 200 mg, respectively, by any route.
Children :In juvenile chronic arthritis, 1-3 mg of diclofenac / kg body wt. daily in divided doses.
Elderly patients : In elderly or debilitated patients, the lowest effective dosage is recommended, commensurate with age and physical status. or as prescribed by the physician.