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Coming off diclofenac

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
Not my favorite: There is a moderate amount of GI risk. If you believe the studies suggesting increased cardiac risk from nsaids, diclofenac is shown to have one of th... Read More
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes for most!: Major concerns would be patient with previous ulcer, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure, and finally, renal disease. Most can take it s... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Pain Management 40 years experience
Inflammatory pain: Diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and is used to treat pain from inflammation.
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 32 years experience
Long-acting NSAID: Diclofenac sodium 75mg ec is an extended release non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) usually used for gout attacks.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Non-steroidal anti-: Inflammatory drug (NSAID) brand name voltaren, generic name diclofenac sodium, enteric coated to delay release of med to protect stomach from irritati... Read More
Dr. Michael Kelber
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Anti-inflammatory dr: Diclofenac is one of many anti-inflammatory drugs on the market. These drugs are referred to as nsaids or non steroidal anti inflamatory drugs. Ibupr... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
Obstetrics and Gynecology 56 years experience
Only if you want to : Only if you want to feel better. Your doctor prescribed an amount he felt best for you.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Diclofenac: Voltaren (diclofenac).
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 36 years experience
Lots of stuff: Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID) like aspirin, ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. It's used for pain relief, fever reduction,... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Pain Med: Treats actinic keratoses. Also treats pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis. This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid).
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
one hour: Peak blood levels occur one hour after use.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Seagraves
Pharmacology 18 years experience
Diclofenac: Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzyme... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
2-3 days: It will usually start to work within 2-3 days but can take 2-3 weeks to reach its maximum effect.
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