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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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I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel good for it ? Thank you!

I have arthritus& tendonitus is Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel  good for it ? Thank you!

May help some what: but does by itself treat or cure the condition. Tendonitis often improves with rest and proper support. Injections and physical therapy may also be helpful. Arthritis can be managed with physical therapy and exercise and adequate support. Topical or oral medication may help with the inflammation associated with these conditions. Consult with your physician. ...Read more

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

I use Voltaren (diclofenac) 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

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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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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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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

Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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Tendinitis (Definition)

Is the inflammation of a tendon, ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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Voltaren (Definition)

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