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what is voltaren (diclofenac)?

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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, strains, etc.) a topical gel form is also available for the treatment of arthritis. Voltaren also comes as an eye drop, also to reduce inflammation (commonly after cornea or cataract surgery). The generic name for voltaren is diclofenac.
Answered on Apr 23, 2015
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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 and one that doesn't irritate the stomach lining as much as others, however chronic use of any NSAID can lead to gastritis and potentially ulcers.
Answered on Jan 21, 2019
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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 but is the most potent nsaid. Taken daily it has a risk of causing bleeding ulcers, worsening kidney function, long term cardiac problems, and rarely liver damage. That being said ask your doctor if it is okak to use sparingly.
Answered on Nov 14, 2017
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Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Voltaren (diclofenac): Is the brand name of diclofenac sodium, a non steroidal antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen ( motrin, advil (ibuprofen) )or naprosyn (naproxen, aleve). It has same possible side effects but probably more expensive
Answered on Mar 19, 2018
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