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Doctor insights on: Diclofenac Sodium And Heart

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What is the risk of a heart attack from taking voltaren (diclofenac)?

What is the risk of a heart attack from taking voltaren (diclofenac)?

Depends --: In and of itself, voltaren (diclofenac) does not cause or put you at risk for a heart attack -- however with some heart or other medical conditions, the addition of voltaren (diclofenac) may increase the overall risk of an acute cardiac event including a heart attack. If you are seriously concerned, I would recommend that you discuss further with a local cardiologist --. ...Read more

Dr. Sewa Legha
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

Diclofenac is in a class of drugs known as nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Ibuprofen is also in this class. These drugs inhibit enzymes (cox 1 and cox 2) which are important in producing a prostaglandin e1. Prostaglandin e1 is responsible for producing inflammation ...Read more


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Does using voltaren (diclofenac) gel for costochondritis increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.?

Does using voltaren (diclofenac) gel for costochondritis increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.?

Not likely: I understand the blood levels of diclofenac are about 7% of blood levels when it's taken orally. Of course check with your physician, and be specially careful if you have heart failure already. ...Read more

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What does diclofenac sodium 50mg do for humans?

What does diclofenac sodium 50mg do for humans?

See below: Diclofenac sodium is a strong NSAID - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) which can reduce inflammation and pain but has many serious potential side effects and interactions with other drugs. Talk to you physician about these and you medical conditions before even considering taking this medicine. ...Read more

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Voltaren aka diclofenac sodium--what is it for?

Voltaren aka diclofenac sodium--what is it for?

Inflammation: Voltaren (diclofenac) is an anti-inflammatory eye drop. It is used to decrease inflammation and manage pain in various eye conditions. It is most commonly prescribed after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Diclofenac sodium good for diebatic patient or not?

It could be used: The most common side effects of diclofenac involve the gastrointestinal system.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take paracetamol and diclofenac sodium together?

Is it safe to take paracetamol and diclofenac sodium together?

Look online: If you search paracetamol it will list what drugs are not safe to take with it. ...Read more

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What is the effect after taking diclofenac sodium while trying to conceive?

Probably not a probl: Probably not a problem. If diclofenac controls pain and allows increased joint motion, sex may be improved. ...Read more

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How can I convert diclofenac to diclofenac sodium?

How can I convert diclofenac to diclofenac sodium?

Are you kidding?: Diclofenac comes in several forms. Get a prescription. ...Read more

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Can I use diclofenac sodium im inj to relive headach?

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 a known allergy to NSAIDs; can also worsen asthma as well. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would diclofenac sodium tablets still be effective if crushed first?

Yes: Not all nsaids are absorbed better when crushed. You should contact your nearest pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are all the side effects of diclofenac sodium tablets?

Like all NSAIDs: Gi upset, increase bp, gastric bleeding, liver tests elevation, allergic reaction. This is similar to other nsaids except it may have more risk of increased liver tests. ...Read more

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Can I take diclofenac sodium tablets with paracetamol?

Look online: If you search paracetamol it will list what drugs are not safe to take with it. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of back pain and diclofenac sodium?

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What could be the cause of back pain and diclofenac sodium?

Diclofenac: Is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent for pain. Back pain while on diclofenac warrants further evaluation to determine if there are other causes for the pain or if it is not effective to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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I am taking diclofenac sodium 75mg can I take allergy pills?

Allergy: Presuming that you are healthy, taking the two medications together is not likely to be a problem. If you are hypertensive, your blood pressure can be affected, so monitor it. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac sodium 50mg (voltrol) more effective than buprofen (advil) 400mg?

Effective: Ibuprofen is equally effective as compared to votrol but you have to take a higher dose more frequently for same effect. ...Read more

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Does chronic use of diclofenac sodium leads to kidney failure?

Does chronic use of diclofenac sodium leads to kidney failure?

Rarely: Any anti-inflammatory agent can result in kidney failure if not adequately monitored. Renal function (and other laboratory measures) should be evaluated at least every 3 months and dehydration avoided. ...Read more

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I have been taking diclofenac sodium er for less than a week and yesterday I started bleeding vaginally?

I have been taking diclofenac sodium er for less than a week and yesterday I started bleeding vaginally?

Stop: Diclofenac is a NSAIDs and as such inhibits platelette function and as such can cause bleeding. If you are having abnormal bleeding I would stop this medication immediately and alert your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

I had severe allergic reaction to bextra years ago. Does that mean I would have similar reaction to Diclofenac Sodium?

Possible: Same class, NSAIDs, you don't want to risk another reaction, which may or may not happen. If taking this drug is an absolute necessity, and there is no alternative, kindly seek an allergist/immunologist consultation, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take Diclofenac Sodium to relieve pain from my hemorrhoid. Can it stop from getting worst since it's anti-inflammatory?

Can I take Diclofenac Sodium to relieve pain from my hemorrhoid. Can it stop from getting worst since it's anti-inflammatory?

Yes you can take it: The anti inflammatory will reduce pain and gives the body time to resorb the clots in the haemoroid. If you are lucky it will be all you need, but you must keep your stools soft. If it is not improving, it is better to see your dr for an evaluation. Sometimes they can drain the clots under local injection in the doctors rooms and proved you with suppositories that will help beter. ...Read more

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Sgot went from 19 to 104, sgbt from 18to 205 in five months time. Always normal prior. Take statin. Added diclofenac sodium in that time. Cause?

Sgot went from 19 to 104, sgbt from 18to 205 in five months time. Always normal prior. Take statin. Added diclofenac sodium in that time. Cause?

Drugs: Both statins and diclofenac can cause liver issues. You need to talk to your physician about stopping one or the other medication. ...Read more

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What's diclofenac sodium?

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-inflammatory drug (nsaid). ...Read more

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What is diclofenac sodium?

NSAID: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for reducing inflammation and pain in arthritis, dental pain, gout and migraine. ...Read more

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