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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?

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

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Are asthmatics allowed to consume nsaids such as diclofenac?

Are asthmatics allowed to consume nsaids such as diclofenac?

Yes: If you have had no reaction to an nsaid, you can take it whether you have asthma or not. I understand why you are asking this question since avoidance of asa for people with asthma was advocated about 40 years ago by some experts. ...Read more

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Can diclofenac help a toothache?

Possibly...: The best solution is to obtain care from a reputable dentist. Diclofenac will not solve the reason why you have a toothache. If you do not have a dentist please do look online for a dentist with really nice reviews. I realize many patients want to fix their dental problems on their own; however, toothaches will not be cured with medications. Medications can mask the symptoms of an infection.... ...Read more

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Can I take diclofenac for toothaches?

Can I take diclofenac for toothaches?

I suppose: You could but there are many analgesics far more effective. Consult your dentist to get the problem addressed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Is diclofenac safe during lactation??

Not really!: Some is excreted in milk, but problems would primarily be GI in baby! ...Read more

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Diclofenac can be taken after some beers?

Diclofenac can be taken after some beers?

Alcohol & NSAIDS: Alcohol is a diuretic, it causes dehydration. If you take diclofenac after drinking you can hurt your kidneys. The kidneys need water to work well. One of the most common causes of kidney disease is use of nsaids. To prevent a hangover after drinking rehydrate yourself. ...Read more

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Can you take diclofenac and lunesta together?

Can you take diclofenac and lunesta together?

No prob.: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory medication. Lunesta is a sleep medication. They can be taken together. ...Read more

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What are the pills"mylan diclofenac" used for?

What are the pills"mylan diclofenac" used for?

See details: Diclofenac is an anti-inflammatory med (NSAID) used to treat some types of arthritis. Mylan is one of the companies that manufacture this med. ...Read more

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Can I take actaminophen and diclofenac together?

Can I take actaminophen and diclofenac together?

Yes: You have asked 4 questions about diclofenac. Why didn't you discuss this medication with your doctor or pharmacist? ...Read more

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How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more

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My ferritin level is at 5. Could my diclofenac be causing this?

My ferritin level is at 5. Could my diclofenac be causing this?

It could: Be related. Diclofenac can be associated with gastric and duodenal ulcers which could bleed chronically and lead to iron deficiency, . ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any bad side of diclofenac diethylamine?

NSAIDS side effects: Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal drug and nearly all can cause gastrointestinal problems such as nausea, heartburn, ulcers, diarrhea, and GI hemorrhage. They can also cause tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. They can cause kidney problems in susceptible people, and they can cause liver enzyme elevations. Taking more than recommended causes more problems. ...Read more

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I took diclofenac and it has made my Nauseous how long will this last?

Not long: Diclofenac belongs to a family of drugs that can irritate the stomach. Try taking some over-the-counter omeprazole or ranitidine and see if that helps. Next time, only take after food or with a prilosec pills. I hope this helps. Dr C ...Read more

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What type of side effects can I expect from bendroflumethiazideand diclofenac?

What type of side effects can I expect from bendroflumethiazideand diclofenac?

NSAID+diuretic: Diclofenac and other nsaid's can counter the effect of blood pressure medications, including bendroflumethiazide, a diuretic. This especially true when used long term and may want to discuss with your doctor alternate methods of managing your pain. Gi upset is on the most common complaints, otherwise well tolerated by most. ...Read more

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Just been taking bendroflumethiazideand diclofenac what type of side effects can I expect?

Corzide+diclofenac: Your doc may want to change one of those meds since the combination may decrease the intended effect of lowering blood pressure, eliminating fluid & sodium. ...Read more