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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.

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.

Diclofenac: Regular diclofenac is usually 50mg tabs - a better and safer choice is to take the 25mg liquid in a gel cap (Zipsor) - Insurance usually does not like to pay for something that is safer - but they will pay for cheap. Another choice is Meloxicam or Nalfon ...Read more

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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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I, ve been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75mg for over 10 years and for the last 5/6 years, Lansoprazol. Are there any alternatives?

I, ve been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75mg for over 10 years and for the last 5/6 years, Lansoprazol. Are there any alternatives?

Depends: There are safer alternatives for reflux and joint pain, but I need to know why specifically you are taking those medications.. ...Read more

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What are alternatives drugs for a patient with chronic inflammation who is allergic to voltaren (diclofenac)?

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

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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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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.

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.

For pain: This is most likely for post-op pain. If you are having stomach problems from it, stop taking it. Ask your surgeon for a different type of pain medication. They should take your call (or whomever is covering for them) even on the weekend. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac 75mg safe to take?

Is diclofenac 75mg safe to take?

Yes for most!: Major concerns would be patient with previous ulcer, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure, and finally, renal disease. Most can take it safely! ...Read more

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What is diclofenac 75mg ec used for?

What is diclofenac 75mg ec used for?

Inflammatory pain: Diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and is used to treat pain from inflammation. ...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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Do I have to take all of my diclofenac?

Do I have to take all of my diclofenac?

Only if you want to: Only if you want to feel better. Your doctor prescribed an amount he felt best for you. ...Read more

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What is the medicine diclofenac used for?

What is the medicine diclofenac used for?

Arthritis, pain,: Reducing inflamation as it is an NSAID like ibuprofen or naproxen. ...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 (diclofenac). It is used to treat the pain resulting from various types of inflammation. ...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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Diclofenac, how long before this medication kicks in?

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

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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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How long should I wait before taking another diclofenac dose?

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

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What is diclofenac gel used for?

Topical pain relief!: Reaches the area in need with much lower blood levels or likely side-effects! ...Read more

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What is mylan diclofenac 50mg?

What is mylan diclofenac 50mg?

Diclofenac: Diclofenac is a nasid (same family like ibuprofen, mortin etc.) this particular product is made by mylan labs a generic drug maker. ...Read more

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What is mylan diclofenac used for?

Very good: Pain reliever with rapid onset. Excellent for arthritis, sports injury, and even pain from kidney stone! ...Read more

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Can diclofenac be taken for toothache?

Can diclofenac be taken for toothache?

Yes: Yes you can take diclofenac for a toothache. Other nsaids are the first choice such as ibuprofen, naprysyn or anaprox (naproxen). ...Read more

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What is voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Is the brand name of diclofenac sodium, a non steroidal antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen (motrin, advil (ibuprofen))or naprosyn (naproxen, aleve). It has same possible side effects but probably more expensive ...Read more

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What's cataflam (diclofenac) for?

Pain.: Cataflam is the potassium salt5 of diclofenac. It works more rapidly than diclofenac sodium, because it is more quickly absorbed. ...Read more

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Diclofenac 75mg is this like ultram?

Diclofenac 75mg is this like ultram?

No: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory med and ultram is a narcotic pain reliever. ...Read more

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What is Voltaren (diclofenac) used for?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat joint pain from osteoarthritis. ...Read more