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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
193 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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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
193 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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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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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)every day. 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)every day. 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

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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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Sodium present in diclofenac sodium has any relevance with sodium present in our household salt or it is in some other chemical form?

Sodium present in diclofenac sodium has any relevance with sodium present in our household salt or it is in some other chemical form?

No: Diclofenac sodium is the generic chemical name for Voltaren. Many prescription medications are chemically in the "salt" family but do not have the same effect on your body like household salt. You need to pay attention to the diclofenac (active ingredient) and ignore the "sodium" part of the name in order to understand how the medication will affect your body. ...Read more

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Can I take diclofenac sodium tablets with 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?

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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How soon before diclofenac sodium suppositories take effect?

Not aware: I am not aware of diclofenac suppositories but the absorption and efficacy may be like the oral route. ...Read more

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How soon before diclofenac sodium suppositories start working?

Depends: Usually rectal spositories can last a long time. Check with your md. ...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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Will i be able to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Yes: The amount of diclofenac that is absorbed systemically with the diclofenac gel is very small. It is ok to use a topical NSAID with an oral nsaid. However, there is still a possibility of side effects common with any NSAID taken. ...Read more

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