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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

Dr. Suzanne Galli
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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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Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Which is more effective voltaren (diclofenac) or naproxen for neck pain?

Both: Both medications can be effective for neck pain. Trying each one separately for a few days would better help you chose which one to take. ...Read more

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Should voltaren (diclofenac) 75 mg and naproxen 500mg be taken at the same time?

No: Both of them are nonsteridal inflammatory drugs and taking both of them at the same time may give you more severe untoward side effects such as abdominal pain, bleeding. You shoul take one of them after a meal. . ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...Read more

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How can I convert diclofenac to diclofenac sodium?

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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Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more

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Is this drug safe, ? { paracetamol 500mg+50mg diclofenac sodium+ chlorpheniramine+magnesium trisilicate }

Is this drug safe, ? { paracetamol 500mg+50mg diclofenac sodium+ chlorpheniramine+magnesium trisilicate }

No: Too many meds that can combine to cause side effects. Pick one of them and forget the other three. ...Read more

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Side effects of diclofenac sodium injection im locally on my skin and systemically? . Taken every month for p.Dysmenorrhea

Side effects of diclofenac sodium injection im locally on my skin and systemically? . Taken every month for p.Dysmenorrhea

Why injection????: This is one of several nsaids. They are generally used orally & most are otc. There are always risks including allergy & stomach bleeding. They are popular because most people tolerate them & they are effective for several things., including menstrual cramps. ...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?

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?

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 it safe to be on both birth control and diclofenac sodium?

Yes: There should be no interaction between the two, just be aware of the warnings and precaustions associated with the two drugs. ...Read more

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When I should stop using diclofenac sodium as an analgesic? When it cause kidney failure?

When I should stop using diclofenac sodium as an analgesic? When it cause kidney failure?

Long term use: Of non steroidal analgesics can cause numerous physical problems! I see most with G.I. Complaints ; stop them! Check with your pcp. ...Read more

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I use diclofenac sodium supp for my kid every 12 hours when high fever is that ok to be given over five days?

I use diclofenac sodium supp for my kid every 12 hours when high fever is that ok to be given over five days?

Voltaren (diclofenac): As a pediatrician I don't recommend Voltarin for children under 12 years of age for fever, it is mostly used to relieve pain from chronic arthritis or acute pain after surgery, you should use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to control fever instead of diclofenac. Good luck ...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

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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?

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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Does chronic use of diclofenac sodium leads to kidney failure?

Does chronic use of diclofenac sodium leads to kidney failure?

Rarely: Any anti-inflammatory agent can result in kidney failure if not adequately monitored. Renal function (and other laboratory measures) should be evaluated at least every 3 months and dehydration avoided. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
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Sodium (Definition)

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