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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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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?

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 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