How much is 2 g of a NSAID gel?
July 26, 2012 1:00 PM Subscribe
Lost the dosing card for a prescription of Voltaren gel (diclofenac sodium 1%). How can I figure out how much to apply?
posted by otherwordlyglow to Health & Fitness (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I have a tube of Voltaren Gel that was prescribed to me for tendonitis. I lost the carton it came in and apparently there was a dosing card that came with it that allows you to squeeze out the right amount to apply to your skin. ("The gel should be applied within the oblong area of the dosing card up to the 2 gram or 4 gram line (2 g for each elbow, wrist, or hand, and 4 g for each knee, ankle, or foot).") So I need to apply 2 g to my one hand but have no idea how to estimate. I'm looking for answers beyond "stop in at your local pharmacy to get a new card" since I really really want to use it now and don't have a pharmacy near me.