What is Solaraze Gel?
Solaraze® Gel is 3% Diclofenac Gel and licensed for the treatment of Solar Keratosis.
Diclofenac is commonly used in weaker strengths (e.g. 1%) as a topical anti inflammatory for aches and pains (eg. Voltarol gel). Solaraze is inthe same class of medication as Ibuprofen / Neurofen.
How is Solaraze Gel used, and how long is it used for?
Solaraze is applied to a whole field of solar keratosis twice daily for around 3 months.
What are the side effects of Solaraze?
Side effects are common but usually mild:
A small amount is absorbed through the skin (as with other anti-inflammatory creams and gels). There are cautions therefore with its use. For example, it should not be used with an active stomach ulcer.
How effective is Solaraze Gel?
Solaraze Gel is generally considered to be the least effective of the main topical treatments for solar keratosis – but also has the fewest side effects.