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A 30-year-old male asked:

Can i take 50mg of diclofenac together with 100mg of aspirin? im on aspirin because of a recent mild stroke, and painkillers for my sciatica such as anarex and tramadol dont seem to work anymore?

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Dr. Martin Tamler
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 35 years experience
True sciatica is the result of nerve origin pain. If present for longer than a couple of weeks, it rarely is due to persistent inflammation. Persistent pain suggests nerve damage. Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatories and not expected to work. Anarex is for muscle origin pain and not expected to work. Tramadol has weak properties for controlling nerve pain. The best choice is the anti-seizure meds
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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 44 years experience
Chronic use of Diclofenac is not recommended due to its adverse effects, especially you have history of stroke and likely chronic hypertension. Taking along with prophylactic ASA, risk of peptic ulcer disease is also exacerbated. You can try Gabapentin or Pregablin as suggested by Dr. Tamler. Back exercise is still the best treatment if your mobility is not impaired by stroke.
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Last updated Jun 21, 2021


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