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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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?

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

Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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