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Dr. James Lin
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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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Daily I take warfarin, ditiazem,bisoprolol,ramipril, furosemide for persistent atrial fibrillation. Is it safe to use Voltaren extra strength emulgel.

Daily I take warfarin, ditiazem,bisoprolol,ramipril, furosemide for persistent atrial fibrillation. Is it safe to use Voltaren extra strength emulgel.

Potentially if you: absorb a sufficient amount systemically it could inhibit some platelet functions and thereby increase the risk of bleeding while on Coumadin. It would be a better idea to use something without this potential risk. ...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

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How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

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

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How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in the system?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Diclofenac is NSAID for pain of arthritis. Comes in regular-release & extended-release tablets. Usually taken once daily, up to 100mg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much?

Can you tell me is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much?

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

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I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr 100mg , ?

I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr  100mg , ?

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 more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) accidentally taken 200mg. One time dangerous?

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 more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) accidentally taken 200mg. At one dose dangerous?

Should not be: Although we usually only give in doses of 100mg daily we sometimes rarely do give it at 200mg per day. You should be ok but be very careful in the future and should ouy start having a lot stomach pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much to take in one day?

50 mg usually okay: The normal dose for healthy adult without kidney or liver disease and no cardiac risk factors and not on blood thinners is 100 - 200 mg per day. As you can see there are a lot of exceptions. ...Read more

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Voltaren (Definition)

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