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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
My daughter that age 12 years and has G6pd is suffering from a pain in here neck's muscle. Can I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Emulgel for her ?
No: Aspirin can cause hemolysis in some individuals with G6PD deficiency. Aspirin is an NSAID, like the active ingredient of Volteran (diclofenac). G6PD mutations vary in severity, so please find out how it was diagnosed. You should have been provided with a list of meds and chemicals to strictly avoid. Try ice. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase-deficiency ...Read more
Daily I take warfarin, ditiazem,bisoprolol,ramipril, furosemide for persistent atrial fibrillation. Is it safe to use Voltaren extra strength emulgel.
Voltaren (diclofenac): “Use of VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to diclofenac. VOLTAREN® GEL should not be administered in patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients.. VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in the ...Read more
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
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
Unable to answer as: There is no question to answer. Either there is some part of the statement is missing, or has been forgotten. If the son is an adult and has taken one tab daily, then no problems. If he's taken them together in one day, then there might be a problem. I would suggest you talk with your pcp to get help for your son. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If: You have normal liver function and are not prone to significant gastric upset or have a hypersensitivity to the drug you may only have some slight nausea, dyspepsia, possibly some diarrhea but should survive. Don't ingest any more non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for at least 72 hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer