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Diclofenac

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
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

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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
38 years experience in Pain Management
Inflammatory pain: Diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and is used to treat pain from inflammation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Seely
30 years experience in General Practice
Long-acting NSAID: Diclofenac sodium 75mg ec is an extended release non-steroid anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) usually used for gout attacks.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Only if you want to : Only if you want to feel better. Your doctor prescribed an amount he felt best for you.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Gupta
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If you are asking from an eye standpoint, it has an fda approved indication for post-cataract surgery inflammation and post-refractive surgery pain. ... Read More
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A 76-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in 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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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Margolis
47 years experience in Anesthesiology
Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which can be taken orally. A topical cream is available. It is not a narcotic, but m ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
67 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: It contains voltaren, (diclofenac) which is a non-steroidal.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
No: There is no Codeine in voltaren (diclofenac).
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain Med: Treats actinic keratoses. Also treats pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis. This medicine is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid).
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Diclofenac & Aceclofenac are both NSAID's.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Although all 3 are non-steroidal anti inflammatory medications, they are also uniquely different chemicals. Neither of them contain the other medicat ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly serious: Black or tarry stools could result from a GI bleed related to diclofenac. Contact your doctor asap and have your stool tested for blood and a blood co ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Diclofenac: Yes, your pcp can discuss it with you.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Acceptable : As long as you are not pregnant.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Pain.: Cataflam is the potassium salt5 of diclofenac. It works more rapidly than diclofenac sodium, because it is more quickly absorbed.
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Potentially: NSAIDs can be used to varying degrees of success to treat headaches. The main contraindications would be ulcer disease, cardiac or kidney disease. Or ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
59 years experience in Pain Management
Possibly: Why do you need pain killers, . Find out what is causing the pain and get rid of the pain cause and the pain will go away. Pain killers and diclofenac ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ehsan Sadri
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Not all nsaids are absorbed better when crushed. You should contact your nearest pharmacy.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Maybe: This is a topical pain reliever and helps fight inflammation. Try it on your back where the pain starts.May help, probably won't hurt, and is certain ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Interestingly, voltaren (diclofenac) or any type of analgesic (pain medicine) can cause the symptom it is taken to treat! some headaches are rebound h ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayan Shah
67 years experience in Gastroenterology
About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working.
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Peltzer
33 years experience in Family Medicine
Arthritis: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is indicated for Osteoarthritis of joints. It is generally used for knee arthritis but can also be used for ankles, feet, e ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
hard to say: Different people respond best to different nsaids. That said, diclofenac often seems to be the stronger agent.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience in Pain Management
Arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol): No - it is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Need more info: For what purpose?
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects.
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
Very low: You should be able to take it safely.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Diclofenac: Diclofenac is a topical anti-inflammatory medication used to treat eye disease. It is also called voltaren (diclofenac). It is a non-steroidal anti- ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Voltaren (diclofenac): Do not give Voltaren (diclofenac) suppositories to children less than 5 years.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Very unwise move: Do not combine NSAIDs because of the significant increase for serious GI and kidney toxicities. Combining pain meds is also a dangerous idea. What is ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edison Wong
29 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Probably: There isn't a direct comparison in any objective study. However, the maximal FDA recommended dose of meloxicam is 15 mg/day while the maximal dose of ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Corzide+diclofenac: Your doc may want to change one of those meds since the combination may decrease the intended effect of lowering blood pressure, eliminating fluid & s ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience in Podiatry
Minimal but.....: Diclofenac belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids) side effects include: application site irrita ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
In regular form not : extended type up to 12 hours
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Weissberg
54 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Read the label: Ask your doctor or follow the directions on the labe.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Payam Mehranpour
22 years experience in Cardiology
Interaction : There is increased risk of kidney toxicity and possible decrease effectiveness of BP lowering of diovan (valsartan). Consider using Acetaminophen if p ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience in Podiatry
Not a podiatry ?: If you look your medicine up online it will list drugs it interacts with.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Ramos
24 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Yes: Just make sure that the cough medicine does not have any other NSAID like Ibuprofen in it. If it has acetominophen then you are ok.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Saponaro
39 years experience in Internal Medicine
Probably.: NSAID's like Diclofenac (Voltaren) are safe and effective. May like Advil (ibuprofen) and Alleve are OTC (Over the Counter). They can have side effe ... Read More
A 64-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Dechellis
12 years experience in Pain Management
?: Diclofenac does not have a clear conversion to Ibuprofen as its selectivity for specific cyclooxygenase (cox) is different than ibuprofen.
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