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Dr. Katharine Cox
45 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Either: Either is fine, just different types of pain medication. If you have concern for infection be seen for antibiotic coverage. All the best. K

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Celebrex (celecoxib): Celebrex (celecoxib) is a This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine that treats pain.
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
Diclofenac: Voltaren is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. In pill form, it is used to treat inflammation (arthritis, muscle injuries, sprains, strain ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Oswari
24 years experience Family Medicine
NSAID : Voltaren is a non steroidal anti inflammatory (NSAID) in the same class as Motrin of advil (ibuprofen). It has been marketed as one that is stronger a ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Witt
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Diclofenac: A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain. It is similar to Ibuprofen and Naproxen ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat joint pain from osteoarthritis.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
12 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
No, just an NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not work on any mu receptors as opioids do and does not cause any centra ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: It does not inhibits platelet action as do all other nsaids except salsalate.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Barone
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Most common side effects when using voltaren (diclofenac) drops: burning or stinging; change in tear production; discharge; eye redness, irritation, o ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Pain relief: It is a topical version of the anti-inflammatory diclofenac. It is a topical anti-inflammatory drug.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
it depends: Celebrex (celecoxib) has less GI risk. It is controversial whether there is an increased cardiac risk with celebrex (celecoxib). Any risk is small.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No: It has no effect on platelets or coagulation.

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