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Doctor insights on: Diclofenac Potassium Vs Diclofenac Sodium

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Dr. Mark Pack
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Diclofenac Sodium (Definition)

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


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What's diclofenac sodium?

What's diclofenac sodium?

Diclofenac: Diclofenac is a topical anti-inflammatory medication used to treat eye disease. It is also called voltaren (diclofenac). It is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). ...Read more

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What is diclofenac sodium?

What is diclofenac sodium?

NSAID: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for reducing inflammation and pain in arthritis, dental pain, gout and migraine. ...Read more

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What is diclofenac sodium used for?

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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How can I convert diclofenac to diclofenac sodium?

Are you kidding?: Diclofenac comes in several forms. Get a prescription. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Not sure...: Doses and concentrations of medications that are safe for humans may not be safe for our pets. Certain medications may not even be able to be metabolized by our pets. I wouldn't take the chance, to be honest. Please consult with a veterinarian to be safe. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What does diclofenac sodium 50mg do for humans?

What does diclofenac sodium 50mg do for humans?

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

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Voltaren aka diclofenac sodium--what is it for?

Inflammation: Voltaren (diclofenac) is an anti-inflammatory eye drop. It is used to decrease inflammation and manage pain in various eye conditions. It is most commonly prescribed after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Diclofenac sodium good for diebatic patient or not?

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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Is Diclofenac Sodium 100mg tid too high? (300mg per day)in bone fracture.

Is Diclofenac Sodium 100mg tid too high? (300mg per day)in bone fracture.

Yes: The usual dose is 100 milligrams per day. The maximum recommended dose is 100 milligrams twice a day. There is potential for serious liver and kidney damage at higher doses. In edition, this medication can interfere with bone healing (after a fracture). ...Read more

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Can I use diclofenac sodium im inj to relive headach?

Potentially: NSAIDs can be used to varying degrees of success to treat headaches. The main contraindications would be ulcer disease, cardiac or kidney disease. Or a known allergy to NSAIDs; can also worsen asthma as well. Don't hesitate to be seen to discuss directly with your doctor. ...Read more

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Would diclofenac sodium tablets still be effective if crushed first?

Yes: Not all nsaids are absorbed better when crushed. You should contact your nearest pharmacy. ...Read more

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What are all the side effects of diclofenac sodium tablets?

What are all the side effects of diclofenac sodium tablets?

Like all NSAIDs: Gi upset, increase bp, gastric bleeding, liver tests elevation, allergic reaction. This is similar to other nsaids except it may have more risk of increased liver tests. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of back pain and diclofenac sodium?

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What could be the cause of back pain and diclofenac sodium?

Diclofenac: Is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent for pain. Back pain while on diclofenac warrants further evaluation to determine if there are other causes for the pain or if it is not effective to reduce the pain. ...Read more

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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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What drug should be more effective for gout relief: diclofenac sodium or naproxen?

What drug should be more effective for gout relief: diclofenac sodium or naproxen?

Either of the two: Some people's pain can respond to one nonsteriodal and not another. ...Read more

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What painkillers can I take with diclofenac sodium after having a tooth extracted and a bit of my jaw fixed?

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

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Is it ok to take two 50mg diclofenac sodium tablets at one time?

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

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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

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What is the max dose of diclofenac sodium 50 mg that can be taken at one time, and the max amount per day?

100mg daily. There-: -R multiple forms. Long actin 50, 2-3X/day.100, 1x/day according 2 FDA. So with these dosages it appears the max dose is mor like 159, as there is a 75mg also & rsc is 2X/day. ...Read more

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I, ve been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75mg for over 10 years and for the last 5/6 years, Lansoprazol. Are there any alternatives?

Depends: There are safer alternatives for reflux and joint pain, but I need to know why specifically you are taking those medications.. ...Read more

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