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Diclofenac Potassium Vs Diclofenac Sodium
What is the difference between diclofenac sodium and diclofenac potassium? And can be given for a person with hypertension?
See details: The differences are small. I would avoid the use of diclofenac if you are hypertensive. ...Read more
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 ...Read more
Dear Doctor, Please Let me know which one is better- Diclofenac sodium SR or Potassium SR? Advantages of Diclofenac potassium SR over sodium?
Are you kidding?: Diclofenac comes in several forms. Get a prescription. ...Read more
Dad had CABG surgery 1yr ago. Just hurt his shoulder; ortho md gave prescription for diclofenac sodium 75mg. Safe to take given his 4x CABG 1 yr ago? Thank you
Can I use Cipro (ciprofloxacin) opthalamic solution 0, 3? or Diclofenac sodium 0, 1? to treat my cat's eye? She has mucous discharge from eye and her eye is tearing.
Hi strong lower back pain am on diclofenac sodium 50mg, panadeine forte & tramadol 50mg & still strong pain is it ok to take oxycodone 5mg as well?
Stop tramadol then: There is quite a bit of overlap between Tramadol which is a synthetic partial mu agonist and has serotonin properties and Oxycodone which is a pure mu agonist. In other words, Oxycodone is a strong drug and you should try to minimize the amount of meds you are on. It is also advisable to let your doctor know you are planning to take the stronger medication. ...Read more
See below: Diclofenac sodium is a strong NSAID - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) which can reduce inflammation and pain but has many serious potential side effects and interactions with other drugs. Talk to you physician about these and you medical conditions before even considering taking this medicine. ...Read more
It could be used:
The most common side effects of diclofenac involve the gastrointestinal system.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. ...Read more
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Hello. I took 500mg of naproxen two hours ago for a muscle/joint injury contracted in the gym. However, the naproxen isn't having much effect. Can I take one (or two) tablets of diclofenac sodium 50 mg now to alleviate pain or should I wait until the nap
Either of the two: Some people's pain can respond to one nonsteriodal and not another. ...Read more
What painkillers can I take with diclofenac sodium after having a tooth extracted and a bit of my jaw fixed?
Narcotic/combination: Diclofenac is a non steroidal which relieves pain by reducing swelling. It filters through the kidney. Most agree that a narcotic such as hydrocodone/acetometaphen combination in conjunction with an NSAID such as diclofenac is standard to reduce post operative pain. ...Read more
Yes: Maximum daily dose is 150mg. So if you wanna try two, you can consider it just know you are beginning to bump up to max dose for the day. ...Read more
Is it possible to take 2 of the 50 mg diclofenac sodium tablets at one time if taken every 8 hours?
Yes if..: No kidney disease or ulcers, take with food, never smoke ...Read more
How many diclofenac sodium 50 mg tablets can be taken at one time? Do I also take it every 6 or 8 hours?
Maximum dose: 100 mg by mouth 2 times a day. Always talk with your doctor about all medicines you take. ...Read more