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Is Diclofenac Safe
Probably Not: Diclofenac, a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid), and other drugs of this class should generally not be taken during pregnancy as it can affect the fetus' circulatory system late in pregnancy and are associated with developmental defects early on. Tylenol (acetaminophen) can be taken in carefully limited quantities for pain. As always, the benefits versus the risks should be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more
Is Diclofenac safe to take if you have acid reflux and stomach problems? I also have high blood pressure?
Avoid this NSAID: Diclofenac is an NSAID like ibuprofen and naproxen. If you have stomach problems like reflux, or worse a history of stomach ulcers, I would advise you to avoid NSAIDS. I advise all who take NSAIDS to take them with food to help protect the stomach and intestine. Regarding effects on blood pressure, NSAIDS have an effect on the kidneys that can lead to high blood pressure. ...Read more
Sl increased risk: Diclofenac is a NSAID which primarily are used as antiinflammatories and analgesic agents in patients with acute or chronic inflammation. As a class, these meds carry a small absolute cardiac risk increase primarily triggered by a 1-2% incidence of fluid retention or BP elevation (which can destabilize a cardiac patient. For most this is not too high a risk and is offset by the benefits. ...Read more
Is diclofenac diethylamine ointment safe for me in third trimester? I use it for pain as per doctor's prescription.
No.: Any NSAID use could constrict the ductus arteriosus causing pulmonary hypertension to the fetus, or decrease the renal perfusion and lead to oligohydramnios. Even transdermal application (especially with the vasodilatation of late pregnancy) can result in significant concentrations in the maternal/fetal blood. Use icy-hot patch with simultaneous tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg + Reglan 10 mg instead (+/- codeine). ...Read more
What to do if I'm 9 weeks pregnant. Is abortion with arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) safe at this stage?
Dad had CABG surgery 1yr ago. Just hurt his shoulder; ortho md gave prescription for diclofenac sodium 75mg. Safe to take given his 4x CABG 1 yr ago? Thank you
Injections: There is no difference between po and im, but you can develop an infection at the injection site ...Read more
You can certainly: Try it. Mineral ice is good as well. ...Read more
Is it safe to take 2panadol with voltaren (diclofenac)25 I am on 16mg atacand daily. Only got voltaren (diclofenac) yesterday?
Voltaren (diclofenac): Surely the doctor who prescribed this medicine discussed it with you. If the doctor did not discuss this it might be wise to find a better doctor. ...Read more
Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects. ...Read more
Look online: If you search paracetamol it will list what drugs are not safe to take with it. ...Read more
Very safe and: Commonly used for both as a first-line agent for some neuropathic pain disorders, or as a second-line agent in combination with an anticonvulsant medication. Some clinicians advocate the use of baclofen, ketoprofen, diclofenac in the management of musculoskeletal pain problems and disorders. ...Read more
I use voltaren (diclofenac) retard 100mg for my turf toe injury. It helps but is it safe to keep taking it for long?
Talk to your doctor: If you are tolerating the medication, and it is providing benefit you and your doctor can decide if the potential benefits outweigh the risks. All nsaids have a black box warning regarding cardiovascular risk. That being said, many patients safely use this medicine and other nsaids for months or years without problems. Also talk to your doctor about other options you have available. ...Read more
The diclofenac is taken one by mouth 2 times a day and the cyclobenzaprine HCl is taken one by mouth 3 times a day. Are these safe to mix?
Is it safe to take arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) and 650mg acetaminophen at the same time or does it need to be spaced out a certain amount of time? Thanks!
Yes: There should be no interaction between the two, just be aware of the warnings and precaustions associated with the two drugs. ...Read more
I was prescribed divido (diclofenac sodium) with muscerol2. I'm a bit worried to take them, which is safer ibuprofen or diclofenac sodium?
Ibuprofen is the gold standard for inflammatory rx, as long as you have no allergies or side effects to it.
400 mg po q 6 hrs. For pain, inflammation
The divido with muscerol2 is a also another anti-inflammatory and added muscle relaxant. This med might have more risk for side effects but is safe to take if you need muscle relaxant. See your MD if emesis, rash respiratory effects occur when taking ...Read more
I was hospitalized for Heart & Blood Pressure (215/101) from taking Diclofenac 2 years for Psoriatic Arthritis. Is there something safer to take?
Tylenol (acetaminophen) or topical: Tylenol/acetaminophen has no effect on blood pressure. Also, there are topical antiinflammatories such as diclofenac gel/cream and others made by compounded pharmacies that have limited systemic absorption and rarely increase bp. If I can be of help, then join my care team and virtual practice at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more
I am 25 weeks pregnant and used diclofenac diethylamine gel for my bach ache for three nights, later realising it is not safe I stopped. Is my baby safe?
Yes: Do not worry, your baby is fully formed and the risk is very, very small. ...Read more
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