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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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


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Can Voltaren (diclofenac) Emulgel help treat Sciatica?

Can Voltaren (diclofenac) Emulgel help treat Sciatica?

Maybe: This is a topical pain reliever and helps fight inflammation. Try it on your back where the pain starts.May help, probably won't hurt, and is certainly worth a try. If it doesn't work, ask your doc if you should stop it. ...Read more

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My penis muscles are painful. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) emulgel?

My penis muscles are painful. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) emulgel?

Penis Muscles?: The penis itself does not contain any muscles, so if you have penis pain, it needs to be evaluated. If the muscles that are hurting are in the surrounding groin area, yes, voltaren (diclofenac) gel can be used in those areas. It should not be used on the penis or glans. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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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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Is voltaren (diclofenac) useful?

Yes: If you are asking from an eye standpoint, it has an fda approved indication for post-cataract surgery inflammation and post-refractive surgery pain. It is often used off-label and effectively for anterior segment pain or inflammation. ...Read more

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Can children take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Can children take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Do not give Voltaren (diclofenac) suppositories to children less than 5 years. ...Read more

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Who should not take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

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

Dr. Austina Cho
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Voltaren (Definition)

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