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Diclofenac Sodium 75mg Ec
I, ve been taking Diclofenac Sodium 75mg for over 10 years and for the last 5/6 years, Lansoprazol. Are there any alternatives?
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
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
Are you kidding?: Diclofenac comes in several forms. Get a prescription. ...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
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 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
Not aware: I am not aware of diclofenac suppositories but the absorption and efficacy may be like the oral route. ...Read more
Depends: Usually rectal spositories can last a long time. Check with your md. ...Read more
Not a podiatry?: If you look your medicine up online it will list drugs it interacts with. ...Read more
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
No: Although there may not be any consequence to this, theoretically your blood levels of diclofenac in combination may cause problems such as GI upset, kidney or even liver and heart issues particularly when taken for prolonged periods. ...Read more
Good: The fact that you have not had a side affect is a good thing. ...Read more
Pain meds: Diclofenac is a medication used for pain, it is an anti inflammatory medication and the commonest side effect is heart burn. ...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
Look online: If you search paracetamol it will list what drugs are not safe to take with it. ...Read more