Diclofenac topical - Novartis

Drug Profile

Diclofenac topical - Novartis

Alternative Names: Diclofenac sodium gel 1% - Novartis; Voltaren Gel

Latest Information Update: 20 Sep 2017

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At a glance

  • Originator Novartis
  • Developer Endo Pharmaceuticals; Novartis
  • Class Antipyretics; Antirheumatics; Non-opioid analgesics; Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories; Phenylacetates; Small molecules
  • Mechanism of Action Arachidonic acid inhibitors; Cyclooxygenase inhibitors
  • Orphan Drug Status

    Orphan designation is assigned by a regulatory body to encourage companies to develop drugs for rare diseases.

  • New Molecular Entity No

Highest Development Phases

  • Marketed Musculoskeletal pain
  • No development reported Acute pain

Most Recent Events

  • 20 Sep 2017 No recent reports on development identified - Phase-III for Acute pain (in patients with acute blunt soft tissue injuries/contusions) in Germany and USA (Topical)
  • 24 Mar 2016 First generic equivalent is available in USA
  • 14 Dec 2015 Endo extends its license with Novartis diclofenac topical in United States
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