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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?
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
I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?
My grandmother and grandfather use voltaren (diclofenac) but recently my grandma has there anything similar, and with less side effects?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife was prescibed voltaren (diclofenac) 100mg. She breastfeeds, so will this be a problem? Does "pumping and dumping" work to get voltaren (diclofenac) out after 8hrs?
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
Safe to apply voltaren (diclofenac) gel in crease between scrotum and groin for groin muscle ache if contacts scrotum slightly?
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?
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
How long does one dose of Voltaren (Diclofenac) 100mg keep effect in your system, meaning how long does it suppress pain and inflammation? And 75mg?
In regular form not: Extended type up to 12 hoursGet a more detailed answer ›
Voltaren (diclofenac) 100 mg is the only nsaid that relieves my persistent headache. How often should I take one? Because I read the half-life is only 1.2 - 2 hour
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 moreSee 5 more doctor answers
My son got voltaren (diclofenac) overdose. I am afraid what should I do now? If there will be sever side effects? My son is 4 yrs old. He took a 100mg voltaren (diclofenac)
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
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