A doctor will review your order and write you a prescription, if appropriate. This prescription is then forwarded to a pharmacy. The pharmacy will have your medicine delivered to you within one to three working days. Read more about this process here.
What is Solaraze gel?
Solaraze gel contains the active ingredient diclofenac, which is an anti-inflammatory painkiller. The emulsion has been developed for the topical treatment of actinic keratosis, a skin condition characterized by rough, sometimes elevated, reddish or light-brown patches that occur on the skin. The gel is used to calm down the skin and can reduce or even heal the affected areas completely in time.
What is it used for?
Solaraze gel is prescribed for actinic keratosis: a rough, sometimes raised and discolored area (lesion) that forms on the skin surface. Actinic keratoses are the result of excessive, long-term exposure to UV radiation from intensive sunbathing or sunbed use. The lesions are found mainly on parts of body that have been over-exposed to the sun, such as the face, neck, forearms and hands.
How to use Solaraze gel
Solaraze gel is applied directly to the lesion(s). Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the gel and avoid contact with the eyes. It can take some time before the effect of this medicine is noticed. Do not stop using it even if you do not see results immediately. We recommend using Solaraze gel for one to three months, unless otherwise directed by your doctor. It is also important to avoid exposure to direct sunlight and sunbeds while using this medicine.
Unless otherwise prescribed by your doctor, Solaraze gel is usually applied as follows:
- Thinly to the affected area (lesion), twice daily.
The duration of the treatment is decided by your doctor. Do not apply this product to broken or infected skin. Consult your doctor if the symptoms have not improved or get worse after several months of treatment.
Solaraze gel may have side effects, although not everyone gets them. The most commonly reported side effects include:
- Skin irritations (burning sensation, skin redness, rash) in the areas where the gel was applied.
See package leaflet for more side effects, warnings and contraindications.
Solaraze gel should be used only with your doctor's approval if you are pregnant, planning to conceive or breastfeeding. This product does not affect your ability to react. With Solaraze gel there are no food or alcohol restrictions.