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How soon can you take Diclofenac after taking Advil Cold & Sinus?

How soon can you take Diclofenac after taking Advil Cold & Sinus?

6-8 Hours: 6-8 Hours will be safe, Due to the Ibuprofen component needing to wear off. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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Normally take 1200 mg of advil every 4 hrs for inflammation. Just prescribed diclofenac 100 and it is not working. Can I top it up with advil?

Normally take 1200 mg of advil every 4 hrs for inflammation. Just prescribed diclofenac 100 and it is not working. Can I top it up with advil?

No: Top dose of ibuprofen can be 3200 mg a day. Your information says you're 125 years old. I suspect you're 25 and a younger age group it's less of a risk. You can discuss with your physician ...Read more

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

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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Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should I heat or ice it? Other strategies?

Have a muscle knot in my neck, right side. 1+ weeks. Flector patch, (diclofenac) Advil 600+ not touching it. Should I heat or ice it? Other strategies?

Ice: Is it just a muscle knot or is it something that is hurting you? Muscle knots can be present due to posture and strain.

Ice as well as warmth can help. Try icing it first with a frozen bean bag for about 3-5 minutes followed by stretching the area. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen as needed if I'm also on a regular dose of diclofenac?

Can I take ibuprofen as needed if I'm also on a regular dose of diclofenac?

No: You need to be very careful about taking more than one anti-inflammatory drug. You can develop gastritis or a stomach ulcer. ...Read more

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Can I wear a flector patch (diclofenac) on two parts of my body (2 patches at once)? Can I take oral ibuprofen with patch?

Can I wear a flector patch (diclofenac) on two parts of my body (2 patches at once)? Can I take oral ibuprofen with patch?

Yes and no, but...: Yes, you can take flector patch on two parts of your body, but realize that the main ingredient, diclofenac, will be absorbed through the skin and therefore you are getting double the dose (externally and internally). It is an NSAID (nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug) and so you should take any other NSAID, such as ibuprofen, while using the patch; avoid prolonged use. ...Read more

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Which is better for dissmenorhea, diclofenac or ibuprofen? I use to take diclofenac im injection but always read that ibuprofen reduce menstrual pain

Which is better for dissmenorhea, diclofenac or ibuprofen? I use to take diclofenac im injection but always read that ibuprofen reduce menstrual pain

Both are good: Both of these medications are anti-inflammatory medications that work block the chemicals in your body that cause pain (prostaglandins). Different people respond differently to different ones. Some are prescription controlled and some are not. Ibuprofen is generally great but you have to take enough of i'd and don't wait until you are already in a lot of pain to start. ...Read more

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I was prescribed divido (diclofenac sodium) with muscerol2. I'm a bit worried to take them, which is safer ibuprofen or diclofenac sodium?

I was prescribed divido (diclofenac sodium) with muscerol2. I'm a bit worried to take them, which is safer ibuprofen or diclofenac sodium?

Meds: Ibuprofen is the gold standard for inflammatory rx, as long as you have no allergies or side effects to it.
400 mg po q 6 hrs. For pain, inflammation
The divido with muscerol2 is a also another anti-inflammatory and added muscle relaxant. This med might have more risk for side effects but is safe to take if you need muscle relaxant. See your MD if emesis, rash respiratory effects occur when taking ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen as needed and diclofenac sodium?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen as needed and diclofenac sodium?

No: If you are taking diclofenac on a regular basis you should not take Ibuprofen with it. ...Read more

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If someone is allergic to ibuprofen, can that someone take diclofenac sodium?

If someone is allergic to ibuprofen, can that someone take diclofenac sodium?

Allergy to ibuprofen: Allergic response to NSAID's is a class effect which would include ibuprofen, diclofenac, and aspirin. If the response is hives, wheezing, shortness of breath, laryngeal edema, syncope and hypotension, the answer is absolutely NOT. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen tablets (200mg) and use voltarol (diclofenac 1.16%) at the same time? If not which would be best to use for lower back pain?

Can I take ibuprofen tablets (200mg) and use voltarol (diclofenac 1.16%) at the same time? If not which would be best to use for lower back pain?

Absolutely NOT: These are both NSAIDS which can cause stomach irritation, bleeding and ulceration if taken together. Voltaren (diclofenac) with the use of Bio-Freeze liniment will work fine. ...Read more

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Do I need wear arm sling if have rotator cuff injury and shoulder strain? Is safe take ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) with diclofenac 75mg?

Do I need wear arm sling if have rotator cuff injury and shoulder strain? Is safe take ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) with diclofenac 75mg?

Ask the Dr: The Dr who diagnosed the injury is the best to ask for recommendations specific to your case - but it's worth trying the sling to see if the protection it provides reduces your pain. The medications you mention do not have reports of problems in combo, so just use as directed and notice anything you don't like. I hope you heal well. See Dr if worsens or lasts too long (weeks). ...Read more

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Which is better for pain.....Diclofenac Potassium 50mg or Ibuprofen 600mg?

Which is better for pain.....Diclofenac Potassium 50mg or Ibuprofen 600mg?

Depends: Ibuprofen, since it's over the counter, is usually tried by people before they make their way to the doctor, and is effective for many people. If ibuprofen "doesn't pack enough punch" then the doctor might prescribe them diclofenac potassium, which is stronger. ...Read more

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50 mg of diclofenac is equivalent to how many mg of ibuprofen?

50 mg of diclofenac is equivalent to how many mg of ibuprofen?

?: Diclofenac does not have a clear conversion to Ibuprofen as its selectivity for specific cyclooxygenase (cox) is different than ibuprofen. ...Read more

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What's the difference between voltaren (diclofenac) 50mg and 200mg ibuprofen?

Different compounds: They are just different compounds. They are both non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents and work in much the same way to decrease inflammation and treat pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible to overdose on a mixture of cataflam (diclofenac) and ibuprofen?

Is it possible to overdose on a mixture of cataflam (diclofenac) and ibuprofen?

Do nOt do: These are both mixtures of nsaids and it is best to use one or the other. Using both together can lead to more toxicity without more efficacy. ...Read more

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