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A 33-year-old member asked:

Could i take voltaren (diclofenac) and ativan?

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Dr. Douglas Bey
Psychiatry 57 years experience
Yes: Shouldn't b a problem.
Dr. Krishna Kumar
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Voltaren and Ativan: Voltaren (diclofenac) is used to treat mild to moderate pain, of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis. Ativan is used for treatment of Anxiety. Both can be taken together. see Psychiatrist for • Diagnosis • Dose and frequency of medications • Medication(s) side effects • Therapy for • Stresses in your life • To develop coping skills for pain and anxiety, To improve functioning in relationship
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: Yes, one is an NSAID and one is more of a sedative. They are not related and can be taken together.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

Who should not take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Voltaren (diclofenac): “Use of VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to diclofenac. VOLTAREN® GEL should not be administered in patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients.. VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in the
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Provided original answer
he setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. See: http://www.drugs.com/pro/voltaren-gel.html
May 9, 2015

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