Apply a pea-sized amount of cream to each of 3 separate areas around the affected knee(s) 3 times a day. The applications should be evenly spaced out while you are awake and at least 4 hours apart.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
Gently rub the cream in with one or two fingers around the entire surface of the affected knee(s) until the cream disappears. The cream should not be used on broken, irritated or compromised skin. Wash your hands with soap and warm water immediately after you apply the cream.
Do not apply the cream near the eyes, lips, or genital areas. Do not cover the area of skin where the cream has been applied with a bandage or wrap. Avoid taking a hot bath or shower before or after applying this medication as this may cause a burning sensation.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss an application, apply it as soon as possible (as long at it is at least 4 hours until your next application) and continue with your regular schedule. If it is less than 4 hours until your next application, skip the missed application and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply a double application to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing an application, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature and keep it out of the reach of children. Once the tube is open, it should be used within 6 weeks or before the expiry date, whichever is first.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.