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Is Voltaren A Narcotic
A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection.
Like aleve/motrin: Voltaren is a branded antiiflammatory medicine called diclofenac, in the same family as aleve/motrin etc... It is a tad bit stronger with somewhat higher incidence of side effects (mostly gastrointestinal symptoms/liver abnormality etc.) it has very much the same indication as these two medicine, unfortunately only available (as a gel form too) by prescription. Consult doc. Good luck.
Voltaren (diclofenac): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/voltaren-side-effects. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Won't hurt: But it won't help either---steroid creams are much better for this use.
See details: They are eyedrops that can reduce inflammation.
Bleeding risk: Work with your provider on this. The interaction between the two is that there is an increased risk of bleeding given both have that risk and can potentiate each other. If you do not have any other risk factors for increased bleeding, then you can likely take both while being monitored by your provider.
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