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What is voltaren gel used for?

What is voltaren gel used for?

Arthritis: Voltaren gel is indicated for Osteoarthritis of joints. It is generally used for knee arthritis but can also be used for ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and hands. ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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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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How can voltaren gel work?

How can  voltaren gel work?

Pain relief: It is a topical version of the anti-inflammatory diclofenac. It is a topical anti-inflammatory drug. ...Read more

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Can you use voltaren gel with blood thinners?

Can you use voltaren gel with blood thinners?

Yes: The topical administration of voltaren gel does not produce a high blood level of doclofenac. As long as it is used in the amount and frequency recommended, it should not pose an increased risk of bleeding events. Similarly, topical patches , such as flector , have been deemed acceptable in renal transplant patients , indicating there is widespread acceptance of topical administration. ...Read more

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I hurted my neck when turning it fast and many times. It caused pain. Can i put voltaren gel ? Will it help ?

Yes: Yes, voltaren gel is an antinflammatory which relieves pain and decreases inflammation. Needless to say if you do not get relief you need to see a doctor. Also remember voltaren gel is a rx medication and you must use it under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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Can you use ice in between applications of Voltaren gel?

Yes: Yes you can. As a rheumatologist I have found topical such as Voltaren gel to be only rarely helpful. ...Read more

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Can i use voltaren gel for TFCC injury?

Can i use voltaren gel for TFCC injury?

This is not treating: the problem, it is only decreasing the inflammation & U may feel better, but in the long run U should look 2 repair. ...Read more

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Can I use voltaren gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Can I use voltaren gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Theoretically risky: For increased bleeding since voltaren is an nsaid. Please discuss with your doctor safer alternatives for the gel. Here is the drug information : http://www.Xarelto-us.Com/. ...Read more

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I use Voltaren Gel for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

I use Voltaren Gel  for my arthritus and tendonitus, is this an effective gel. When do Iuse it (only when I have pain)?

Yes: It is a topical anti-inflammatory that is not preventative. It can help the pain when it flares. Likewise, heat, mild stretching, massage, paraffin wax and Occupational therapy are recommended. ...Read more

Dr. James Dukelow
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Voltaren (Definition)

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