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Dr. Corey Clay
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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 I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel as an ultrasound gel?

I wouldn't: Ultrasound gel is formulated to be safe for the probes, to avoid drying out, and to provide excellent acoustic coupling between the probe and the patient. Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not designed to meet any of those requirements. ...Read more

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What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

Arthritis: Voltaren (diclofenac) 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

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When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

When do they use traction for cervical spondylosis? Using flexeril, (cyclobenzaprine hcl) trigger pt injectns, ultram, diclofenac gel, lidocaine gel, moist heat.

It help a lot: An MRI study on the effects of neck traction was performed in 2008, 35 of 36 subjects. During traction subarachnoid protrusions were reduced in 25 of 35 subjects or 71%. Disc height measurement during traction using digital calipers and measuring to 100th of a millimeter indicated an average posterior disc expansion of 19.02%. Increases in range of motion were noted post traction. ...Read more

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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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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Theoretically risky: For increased bleeding since voltaren (diclofenac) 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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Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Will taking cortisone shots relieve degenerative arthritis pain in joints?

Possibly: Joint injections with corticosteroids can be very beneficial in arthritic joints . You can see what your specialist recommends and how long they last for you. One has to be careful in limiting steroid use to limit complications. ...Read more

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How often can I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus & tendonitus. Can the senior citizen use this gel? Thanks!

How often can I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus & tendonitus. Can the senior citizen use this gel? Thanks!

See below: Voltaire gel prescription comes with a card and instructions how to measure on it. It has the Same side effects as any N SAID including gastrointestinal. Lower doses are recommended in older age groups. Follow instructions carefully and Don,t use more just because it,s topical. ...Read more

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Can diclofenac oral be mixed with ketoprofen/baclofen/lidocaine pain cream?

Can diclofenac oral be mixed with ketoprofen/baclofen/lidocaine pain cream?

See below: There are several compounding pharmacies that mix these medications. Unfortunately there are no good studies to support their efficacy, and they are very expensive. A good topical pain cream that is over the counter can be found at: www.aculeve.com. ...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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How long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

Voltaren: I am not sure if you used patch or just gel/solution. Maximum it can work for 14-20 hours with single application. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Voltaren (Definition)

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