Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent with marked analgesic, anti-inflammatory and antipyretic properties. Lidocaine is the most widely used local anaesthetic drug. It acts more rapidly and is more stable than most other local anaesthetics. It is a very useful surface anaesthetic. The onset of anaesthesia of lidocaine HCl is more rapid and the duration of action is longer. Therefore, the possibility of pain at the injection site, which is most likely to occur after intramuscular injection of normal diclofenac, is minimized if Ultrafen® Extra injection is used. It is used to relief all grades of pain and inflammation in a wide range of conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Acute gout, Acute musculoskeletal disorders such as Periarthritis (e.g., frozen shoulder), Tendinitis, Tenosynovitis, Bursitis & other painful conditions resulting from Trauma, Low back pain, Sprains, Strains, Dislocations, Orthopaedic, Dental and other minor surgery.
Ultrafen Extra IM Injection (75 mg+20 mg)/2 ml
Each 2 ml ampoule contains Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg and Lidocaine Hydrochloride 20 mg.
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 is 150 mg, by any route. The recommended maximum daily dose of lidocaine is 200 mg.
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.