Anti-Inflammatory (Amcal) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) diclofenac. On this page you will find out more about Anti-Inflammatory (Amcal), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: diclofenac
Over 65 years of age?
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Information for medicine and pack size:
Anti-Inflammatory (Amcal) 1% gel, 50 g
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What this medicine is for
Short term (up to 2 weeks) local symptomatic treatment of the following musculoskeletal inflammatory conditions: a) acute soft tissue injuries, including sprains, tendinitis and sports injury; b) localised forms of soft tissue rheumatism, e.g. tendinitis and bursitis.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Slightly yellow gel|
|Route of administration||Topical|
50g: Not scheduled. Not considered by committee
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 25 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||2 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
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