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Doctor insights on: Diclofenac And Naproxen

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Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Both: Both medications can be effective for neck pain. Trying each one separately for a few days would better help you chose which one to take.

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Should voltaren (diclofenac) 75 mg and naproxen 500mg be taken at the same time?

Should voltaren (diclofenac) 75 mg and naproxen 500mg be taken at the same time?

No: Both of them are nonsteridal inflammatory drugs and taking both of them at the same time may give you more severe untoward side effects such as abdominal pain, bleeding. You shoul take one of them after a meal. .

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What is stronger naproxen or diclofenac?

What is stronger naproxen or diclofenac?

Arcoxia or Celebrex: The newer NSAIM like Arcoxia 90mg or 120mg or
Celebrex 100mg or 200mg is much stronger.

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Can I mix diclofenac 75 mg and 2 aleve (naproxen)?

Can I mix diclofenac 75 mg and 2 aleve (naproxen)?

Diclofenac and Aleve (naproxen): Dear Jessi: Diclofenac is in the NSAIDs class of anti-inflammtory drugs and Aleve (Naproxen) is also a NSAID. The risk for side effects with NSAIDs is high, such as stomach ulcers. I discourage patients from taking more than 1 type of NSAID together as side effects can be serious even if you don't have stomach pain. There are other effects, such as kidney and liver problems with NSAIDs. Nisha

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If I took naproxen 12 hours ago would it be ok to take diclofenac now?

Usually one or the o: Usually you take one or the other and not both types. It will be ok this one time. But I say this knowning nothing else about your total health problems You need to discuss this with your physician.

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How much can really be absorbed into the blood stream when medication in form of GEL are apply to the skin. Naproxen or Diclofenac among others?

How much can really be absorbed into the blood stream when medication in form of GEL are apply to the skin. Naproxen or Diclofenac among others?

A little: You will get some absorption of drug, much less than taking it by mouth. A problem can occur however because the potential side effects of the medication can still be seen, as in its effect on blood pressure or potential for GI bleeding

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Trigger thumb- used 500mg Naproxen 4 a wk. Still somewhat swollen & lock/unlock. Use longer? Diclofenac gel b4 that. Any option instead of cortisone?

Trigger thumb- used 500mg Naproxen 4 a wk. Still somewhat swollen & lock/unlock. Use longer? Diclofenac gel b4 that. Any option instead of cortisone?

Surgery, therapy: Options include surgical release and course of therapy with nighttime extension splinting. Naprosyn (naproxen) typically taken twice per day not 4 per week to be effective. Cortisone can be very effective especially in the early phase.

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u

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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).

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I took naproxen 500mg n hr ago can I take nyquil now? I don't feel good at all n can't sleep.

I took naproxen 500mg n hr ago can I take nyquil now? I don't feel good at all n can't sleep.

Pain caused insomnia: You are taking Naproxen an NSAID should not interfere with nyquil for sleep. Read the label for any warnings. I am not totally familiar with otc nyquil. Hope you feel better soon.

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What is naproxen use for?

Pain/swelling: It is a non- steroidal antiinflammatory mediciation: use with caution.

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How effective is naproxen?

As good as any: There are at least a dozen antiinflammatory meds on the market. Naproxen is effective but not for everyone. The reason there are so many medications is because not one is uniquely superior to the others. One person will "swear" by Naproxen while another says it "does nothing for me".

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