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How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

How soon will diclofenac suppositories take to work?

About 10-20 minutes: It may take about 10-20 minutes for it to start working. ...Read more

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Hi There< I believe there is a newish drug that works well as an alternative to Diclofenac, but has fewer side effects. I am not sure of the name.

Hi There< I believe there is a newish drug that works well as an alternative to Diclofenac, but has fewer side effects. I am not sure of the name.

Diclofenac: Regular diclofenac is usually 50mg tabs - a better and safer choice is to take the 25mg liquid in a gel cap (Zipsor) - Insurance usually does not like to pay for something that is safer - but they will pay for cheap. Another choice is Meloxicam or Nalfon ...Read more

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I am currently taking diclofenac & have a drug test soon for work, will this show up on the test so I know to take the bottle in with me when I go in?

I am currently taking diclofenac & have a drug test soon for work, will this show up on the test so I know to take the bottle in with me when I go in?

No, but.. .: Diclofenac is an anti inflammatory medication that is not controlled and not typically screened in a work physical drug test. However, I do see Lorazepam on your list of medications. Lorazapam is a medication that is typically screened in a work physical drug test. I would bring your current prescription bottle for that. ...Read more

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Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

Hard to say: Different people respond best to different nsaids. That said, diclofenac often seems to be the stronger agent. ...Read more

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Mid left blunt back pain. Intensity increases slowly and hurts more at home after I come from work. Diclofenac gel didn't help. Since 20 days. Wht to do?

Mid left blunt back pain. Intensity increases slowly and hurts more at home after I come from work. Diclofenac gel didn't help. Since 20 days. Wht to do?

See a physician: If this was going to resolve on its own it probable would have improved already. Consider seeing a physician now ...Read more

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How long does is take for arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) to work?

How long does is take for arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) to work?

A few days: You should know within a few days, week at the most, if the dose you are on is effective, etc. ...Read more

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Right Deltoid pain, slightly stiff neck. Haven't done hard physical work. Can I take Cataflam (diclofenac) and Pamando together? How much can I take?

Right Deltoid pain, slightly stiff neck. Haven't done hard physical work. Can I take Cataflam (diclofenac) and Pamando together? How much can I take?

Need more info: These symptoms could be the "tip" of the iceberg. In medicine we don't treat the symptoms of the disease, we treat the cause. Please see your M.D. or D.O. to diagnose the cause of your discomfort. Can't recommend your taking any medication without a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I take voltaren (diclofenac) 1x per day for inflammation in my right si joint, and it works well. Should I be concerned about taking this long term?

I take voltaren (diclofenac) 1x per day for inflammation in my right si joint, and it works well. Should I be concerned about taking this long term?

Not really: This modest dose of voltaren (diclofenac) carries relatively low risk. Your doctor will monitor blood work and blood pressure. The question of increased cardiac risk with long term use remains somewhat controversial. ...Read more

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Dr changed my diclofenac potassium to sodium, not sure why? But I've felt intense flushing/hotflashes, & heartbeating fast, feeling odd, is it normal?

Dr changed my diclofenac potassium to sodium, not sure why? But I've felt intense flushing/hotflashes, & heartbeating fast, feeling odd, is it normal?

No: There Re some people who notice a difference in effectiveness between these medications even though the active ingredient is the same. The side effects you are describing are. To normal with this change. It is always possible you are having an a usual side effect from the medication. Ask your doctor to switch you back to be sure. ...Read more

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Is diclofenac 75mg safe to take?

Is diclofenac 75mg safe to take?

Yes for most!: Major concerns would be patient with previous ulcer, high blood pressure, and congestive heart failure, and finally, renal disease. Most can take it safely! ...Read more

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What is diclofenac 75mg ec used for?

What is diclofenac 75mg ec used for?

Inflammatory pain: Diclofenac is an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) and is used to treat pain from inflammation. ...Read more

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What is diclofenac sod ec 75mg tablets?

What is diclofenac sod ec 75mg tablets?

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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Do I have to take all of my diclofenac?

Do I have to take all of my diclofenac?

Only if you want to: Only if you want to feel better. Your doctor prescribed an amount he felt best for you. ...Read more

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What is the medicine diclofenac used for?

Arthritis, pain,: Reducing inflamation as it is an NSAID like ibuprofen or naproxen. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: diclofenac?

Diclofenac: Diclofenac is the generic name for the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug known as voltaren (diclofenac). It is used to treat the pain resulting from various types of inflammation. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: diclofenac?

What is the definition or description of: diclofenac?

Diclofenac: 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. ...Read more

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Diclofenac, how long before this medication kicks in?

2-3 days: It will usually start to work within 2-3 days but can take 2-3 weeks to reach its maximum effect. ...Read more

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Why diclofenac injection is harmful when its pill is safe?

Injections: There is no difference between po and im, but you can develop an infection at the injection site ...Read more

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How long should I wait before taking another diclofenac dose?

Every 12 hours: You haven't given enough information, but diclofenac is a 12 hour medication, unless you are on the xr (24-hour) product. The dosage is usually 50-75 mg every 12 hours. Sometimes 100mg xr daily- make sure to take with food to avoid stomach ache.....This is for oral dosage. There is also a topical cream available. ...Read more