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Dr. Arthur Balin
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Diclofenac Sodium (Overview)

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.


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What is diclofenac sodium used for?

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

Dr. Arthur Balin
179 doctors shared insights

Diclofenac Sodium (Overview)

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.


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Can i use diclofenac sodium im inj to relive headach?

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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Is it safe to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects. ...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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Is there an interaction between the pill and diclofenac sodium?

Not a podiatry ?: If you look your medicine up online it will list drugs it interacts with. ...Read more

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Have back pain which goes down to leg either left or right. I am taking voveran sr 100 (diclofenac sodium)everyday. Been to many doctors but no help.

Have back pain which goes down to leg either left or right. I am taking voveran sr 100 (diclofenac sodium)everyday. Been to many doctors but no help.

Chronic Back Pain: Not nearly enough information to help you here especially if you have seen many doctors. Need to know symptoms, results of examinations, results of testing, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

It's an element that is important in the cell functions ...Read more


Dr. Qamar Khan
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Voltaren (Definition)

Voltaren ...Read more