Diclofenac sodium Chemical Properties
- Melting point:
- 0.781 g/cm3
- storage temp.
- -20°C Freezer
- H2O: 50 mg/mL
- 4(at 25℃)
- White solid
- Water Solubility
- Soluble in water to 50mg/ml.
- CAS DataBase Reference
- 15307-79-6(CAS DataBase Reference)
- Language:EnglishProvider:2-[(2,6-Dichlorophenyl)amino]benzeneacetic acid sodium salt
Diclofenac sodium Usage And Synthesis
Diclofenac is a phenylacetic acid derivative belonging to the class of the non-selective non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It exhibits analgesic, antipyretic and anti-inflammatory activity. Due to its poor solubility, the parenteral formulation of diclofenac sodium (Voltarol ampoules) currently available in Europe contains the solvents propylene glycol and benzyl alcohol that allows intramuscular and intravenous administration. Diclofenac sodium has long been used to treat acute pain and inflammation, and is effective in various acute forms of pain.
Mechanisms of action
Putative mechanisms of action of diclofenac may include inhibition of leukotriene synthesis, inhibition of phospholipase A2, modulation of free arachidonic acid levels, stimulation of adenosine triphosphate-sensitive potassium channels via the L-arginine-nitric oxide-cyclic guanosine monophosphate pathway and centrally mediated and neuropathic mechanisms. Other emerging mechanisms of action may include inhibition of peroxisome proliferator activated receptor-c, reduction in plasma and synovial substance P and interleukin-6 levels, inhibition of the thromboxane-prostanoid receptor and inhibition of acid-sensing ion channels.
Clinical trials have demonstrated the analgesic efficacy of diclofenac sodium in terms of relieving moderate to severe postoperative pain in patients undergoing dental surgery or minor orthopaedic surgery. Subcutaneous diclofenac sodium also effectively relieved moderate to severe neuropathic pain, related to cancer or not. Diclofenac sodium was generally well tolerated in clinical trials, with injection-site reactions among the most commonly reported adverse events.
Off-White Crystalline Solid
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory compound an decycloxygenase (COX) inhibitor.
An inhibitor of Cox-1 and Cox-2.
A nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory compound and cyclooxygenase (COX) inhibitor
ChEBI: The sodium salt of diclofenac.
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World Health Organization (WHO)
The World Health Organization currently has no information to suggest that diclofenac is less safe than other widely available non-steroidal antiinflammatory substances of this type, or that children are particularly liable to react adversely. It is registered in many countries in several dosage forms, including a 12.5 mg suppository indicated for juvenile arthritis.
Veterinary Drugs and Treatments
The equine topical cream (Surpass?) is labeled for the control of pain and inflammation associated with osteoarthritis in tarsal, carpal, metacarpophalangeal, metarsophalangeal, and proximal interphalangeal (hock, knee, fetlock, pastern) joints for use up to 10 days duration. While, theoretically, diclofenac could be used systemically (orally) in other veterinary species, there are approved and safer alternatives.
- 6-Aminocaproic acid
- Phenylphosphonic dichloride
- Sodium acetate
- 8-CHLOROADENOSINE-3',5'-CYCLIC MONOPHOSPHOROTHIOATE, RP-ISOMER SODIUM SALT
- Anthranilic acid
- 4-Aminobenzoic acid
- Sodium bicarbonate
- Sodium hydroxide
- Sulfanilic acid
- Sodium benzoate
- Sodium chloride
- Sodium chlorite
- Sodium citrate
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