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I have back pain and can not easily stand up. Which medication can help me? Is tizanidine useful?what about diclofenac pills? What about alternatives?

I have back pain and can not easily stand up. Which medication can help me? Is tizanidine useful?what about diclofenac pills? What about alternatives?

Imaging needed : The symptoms sound severe enough to warrant a visit to your doctor. You want to make certain that it is not something that needs surgery. Then your physician can prescribe the best medicine for the pain. Best wishes ...Read more

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Diclofenac (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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Which is better at relieving severe headaches, ibuprofen or diclofenac? Or both maybe? Open to suggestions for alternatives.

Which is better at relieving severe headaches, ibuprofen or diclofenac? Or both maybe? Open to suggestions for alternatives.

Best to diagnose: Severe headaches can be due to migraines, but other causes could be present. Always best to confirm etiology, as treatment success far better in that case. There are downsides to just taking otc nsaid's such as stomach problems, blood pressure elevation, etc. If you do have migraine, prevention with riboflavin, co-q10, butterbur, etc could be useful. Do talk to your doctor about your headaches. ...Read more

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What is diclofenac sod ec 75mg tablets?

What is diclofenac sod ec 75mg tablets?

Non-steroidal anti-: Inflammatory drug (NSAID) brand name voltaren, generic name diclofenac sodium, enteric coated to delay release of med to protect stomach from irritation, 75 mg dose; used for pain, inflammation, arthritis. ...Read more

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Why diclofenac injection is harmful when its pill is safe?

Injections: There is no difference between po and im, but you can develop an infection at the injection site ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diclofenac?

Please describe the medication: diclofenac?

Diclofenac: Diclofenac is the generic name for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug known as voltaren. It is used to treat the pain resulting from various types of inflammation. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac 75mg safe to take?

Not my favorite: There is a moderate amount of GI risk. If you believe the studies suggesting increased cardiac risk from nsaids, diclofenac is shown to have one of the highest risks. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diclofenac?

What is the definition or description of: diclofenac?

Diclofenac: 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 which can cause pain. ...Read more

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