How much PENNSAID® can I use each day?
If I’m overweight, do I need to apply more than 40 drops, 4 times a day?
If I only have pain in the front of my knee, do I still need to put PENNSAID on all 4 sides of my knee?
Can PENNSAID be used on other joints?
How long does it take for PENNSAID to dry?
How long should I wait after applying PENNSAID to apply a heat compress?
Will lotions or other medications be pulled through my skin when I apply PENNSAID?
What other pain relief products can I use with PENNSAID?
Can I still use PENNSAID if I take warfarin (Coumadin®)?
Always follow your doctor’s instructions on how to use PENNSAID. The recommended dose is 40 drops per affected knee, 4 times a day. If you have osteoarthritis (OA) of the knee in both knees, this would be 40 drops, 4 times a day on each knee. Do not use more than the recommended dose.
Each bottle of PENNSAID contains enough solution to treat 1 knee for an entire month. If you have OA in both knees, ask your doctor for 2 bottles of PENNSAID.
No. The PENNSAID daily dose is not based on weight. Simply apply PENNSAID at the recommended dose: 40 drops per affected knee, 4 times a day.
Always apply PENNSAID to all 4 sides of the knee(s). Since OA of the knee affects the entire knee, applying PENNSAID to just the top of the knee could lessen the relief you experience.
PENNSAID is indicated for the signs and symptoms of OA of the knee(s) and has not been studied in other joints. Always follow your doctor’s instructions on how to use PENNSAID.
Drying times may vary. Your knee should be dry to the touch within a relatively short period of time.
Do not use heating pads or apply bandages to the treated knee(s). Heat is often used to loosen stiffened joints. However, when heat is combined with PENNSAID, it could change how PENNSAID is absorbed.
In clinical trials, there were no reports of poisons or other chemicals being absorbed after use of PENNSAID. Just to be sure, always wash your hands before and after each application of PENNSAID. Your knee should be clean and dry before you apply PENNSAID.
When taking PENNSAID, avoid using any other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs. Some examples of NSAIDs are ibuprofen and naproxen. Talk to your doctor about what other medicines you can take while using PENNSAID.
The use of PENNSAID with warfarin has not been studied. Tell your doctor about all of the medications, prescription or over the counter, that you are taking. Only your doctor can decide if PENNSAID is right for you.