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Alternative To Diclofenac
Hi There< I believe there is a newish drug that works well as an alternative to Diclofenac, but has fewer side effects. I am not sure of the name.
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, ve been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75mg for over 10 years and for the last 5/6 years, Lansoprazol. Are there any alternatives?
What are alternatives drugs for a patient with chronic inflammation who is allergic to voltaren (diclofenac)?
NSAID allergy: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a member of the group of anti-inflammatory medications called non-steroidals. Some patients with reactions to these react to several of them, and some react only to a particular one. People who react to many can usually still receive a medication called trilisate or choline magnesium trisalicylate. It does not cross-react with Aspirin or other nsaids. Steroids can also be used. ...Read more
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
M31, why my surgeon prescribed arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) 50mg for 5 days after hernia surgery. Its giving me mild pain in stomach, what alternative I may take.
One hour: Peak blood levels occur one hour after use. ...Read more
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
2-3 days: It will usually start to work within 2-3 days but can take 2-3 weeks to reach its maximum effect. ...Read more
Injections: There is no difference between po and im, but you can develop an infection at the injection site ...Read more
Every 12 hours: You haven't given enough information, but diclofenac is a 12 hour medication, unless you are on the xr (24-hour) product. The dosage is usually 50-75 mg every 12 hours. Sometimes 100mg xr daily- make sure to take with food to avoid stomach ache.....This is for oral dosage. There is also a topical cream available. ...Read more
Read the label: Ask your doctor or follow the directions on the labe. ...Read more