U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 24-year-old male asked:

Why diclofenac injection is harmful when its pill is safe?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Thomas Miller
Anesthesiology 47 years experience
Diclo: Either way is not completely safe. Any NSAIDs can cause kidney function problems or stomach gastritis and bleeding. Suggest in moderation only and not long term
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Mark Galperin
Pain Management 33 years experience
Injections: There is no difference between po and im, but you can develop an infection at the injection site
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.

Related questions

A 31-year-old male asked:
Why whenever I receive an IM injection of Diclofenac, I keep having pain near the injection site?
2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
Need doctor's help! what do the pills voltaren (diclofenac) do?
1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
A 34-year-old female asked:
I am taking diclofenac sodium 75mg can I take allergy pills?
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Last updated May 3, 2018


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.