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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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 long does diclofenac (Voltaren gel) stay in your system? I use less than 1 gram for the day. Thank you!

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

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Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Can I take Coumadin (warfarin) and use voltaren gel?

Yes.: Voltaren is a topical gel, and Coumadin (warfarin) works internally (blood thinning effect). ...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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How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

How long after using Voltaren gel, would it be safe to take Ibuprofen? Thanks.

1 day: If you stop the Voltaren gel you should be OK to take the ibuprofen the next day.
Since they are prescription meds best to follow doctors prescribing as they know alot more about you and your condition. ...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

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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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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel down near my genitals?

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel: Depends what the problem is with your genitals. Voltaren (diclofenac) is an anti inflammatory steroidal medication that can relieve pain. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my Achilles tendon?

Sure: You might even consider asking your doc to prescribe something stronger topically. The amount of active ingredient in the voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not particularly strong compared to alternatives. ...Read more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) gel through my ins co is so expensive, what can I use that is just as good?

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel through my ins co is so expensive, what can I use that is just as good?

No true substitute: You can use the over the counter gels that contain salicylic acid (aspirin compound), or use a non steroidal by mouth such as aleve (naproxen) or motrin. ...Read more

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I have had blood clots in the past is it ok to use Voltaren (diclofenac) gel?

I have had blood clots in the past is it ok to use Voltaren (diclofenac) gel?

Check with your doc: If you are on blood thinners and aspirin you should check with your prescribing doctor to make sure that is the best way to treat your problem. If you are already on nonsteroidal antiinflammatory meds tell your doctor as well. ...Read more

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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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