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Voltaren (Overview)

Voltaren is a pain medication.


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What is voltaren (diclofenac)?

What is voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Is the brand name of diclofenac sodium, a non steroidal antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen ( motrin, advil (ibuprofen) )or naprosyn (naproxen, aleve). It has same possible side effects but probably more expensive ...Read more

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Voltaren (Overview)

Voltaren is a pain medication.


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I was taking voltaren (diclofenac) .75 for a muscle injury. Now apranax 550 is prescribed and doesn't seem so effective and I am drowsy. Is voltarem better?

I was taking voltaren (diclofenac) .75 for a muscle injury. Now apranax 550  is prescribed and doesn't seem so effective and I am drowsy. Is voltarem better?

Variable: It has been shown in research studies that there is no single anti-inflammatory medication that is superior to all the rest in regards to effectiveness. There has been noted to be significant variability in individual patient response to the various medications. Simply stated: if one anti-inflammatory doesn't work try another, you may have a completely different response. ...Read more

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I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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I fell pain on my legs on my legs , i used voltaren (diclofenac) crem but now is not working, can I take osteocare?

I fell pain on my legs  on my legs , i used voltaren (diclofenac) crem but now is not working, can I take osteocare?

Osteocare: I would not take osteocare without supervision by a physician. This is not a generalized pain reliever and does contain calcium. Research is showing mixed results on calcium supplementation lately and physicians are increasingly becoming concerned that it may accelerate coronary artery disease. Bottom line: ask your doctor first. There may be better and safer alternatives. ...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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Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects: mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Thank you! Could you give me your opinion of which works best and is safer with the least chance of negative side effects:  mobic, (meloxicam) relafen or voltaren?

Even odds: These are all members of the NSAID family. They all have about the same potential for side effects such as stomach irritation or possibly some salt and water retention ( edema). There are some small studies that suggest that diclofenac might have slightly better analgesic effect but they all have fairly equivalent anti-inflammation properties. ...Read more

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Safe to apply voltaren (diclofenac) gel in crease between scrotum and groin for groin muscle ache if contacts scrotum slightly?

Safe to apply voltaren (diclofenac) gel in crease between scrotum and groin for groin muscle ache if contacts scrotum slightly?

Yes. : The amount of systemic absorption of voltaren (diclofenac) gel is very low even if put next to an area of thin skin like the scrotum. Make sure that you follow the directions of the voltaren (diclofenac) gel. ...Read more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) accidentally taken 200mg. At one dose dangerous?

Should not be: Although we usually only give in doses of 100mg daily we sometimes rarely do give it at 200mg per day. You should be ok but be very careful in the future and should ouy start having a lot stomach pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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I had a liver test during arm muscle pain. I took voltaren pills. The test showed high AST at 82 iu/l, ALT at 188 iu/l and the rest was slightly elevated. Two months later, I am onlegalon, AST 47, ALT 128, rest normal. Could it have been liver related?

I had a liver test during arm muscle pain. I took voltaren pills. The test showed high AST at 82 iu/l, ALT at 188 iu/l and the rest was slightly elevated. Two months later, I am onlegalon, AST 47, ALT 128, rest normal. Could it have been liver related?

Meds, Liver Toxicity: It is certainly possible that nsaids like voltarin can cause reversible liver toxicity. It is also important to make sure there is no other reason for this rise in liver function tests like infections. ...Read more

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Side effects of voltaren (diclofenac) ?

Side effects of voltaren (diclofenac) ?

Depends: Most common side effects when using voltaren (diclofenac) drops: burning or stinging; change in tear production; discharge; eye redness, irritation, or itching. ...Read more

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How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

Disclofenac SR or ER: Voltaren (diclofenac) is great for pain. There is a once daily version (diclofenac er 100), that provides good relief for up to 24hrs. The diclofenac sr ( 50 & 75mg) is taken twice daily, and has a more rapid absorption. Diclofenac is interesting in that blood levels dissipate more rapidly than levels in inflamed tissues. ...Read more

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While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist , what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers?  Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

Early am stiffness : A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much?

No.: It is not too much, 50 mg is within a prescribed daily amount. Make sure that you take it with food in your stomach, to prevent stomach irritation. ...Read more

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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