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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
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