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Dr. John Landi
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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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While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist, what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers? Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

While waiting several weeks to get into a hand specialist, what should I do to alleviate the morning extreme pain and stiffness in my fingers?  Been tested for ra. If tendons should I wear wrist guard? Already tried voltaren (diclofenac) gel.

Early am stiffness : A common problem for joint issues in the hand. No matter what the cause the important thing is make sure that you work out the stiffness each and every day. Warm soaks warm showers and exercises such as the classic hand six-pack exercises especially working on making a full fist and working on flexing the joints fully remember warm to warm up at the beginning of the day and ice after activity. ...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 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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Injured tendon little finger muscle. Pain spreading to other fingrs. No cuts/swelling.massaged in hotwater n soap.then voltaren (diclofenac). Not workig wht can ido?

Injured tendon little finger muscle. Pain spreading to other fingrs. No cuts/swelling.massaged in hotwater n soap.then voltaren (diclofenac). Not workig wht can ido?

Be seen: If you have an injury to the hand that is worsening in terms of its severity and "spreading" to other fingers, you should be seen for a specific diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want the least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Which is better: Naproxen or Voltaren (diclofenac) for trigger finger (thumb) treatment? Want the least side effects but effective inflammation treatment.

Naproxen v Voltaren (diclofenac): That's like asking if Batman is better than Superman! Both Naproxen & Voltaren (diclofenac) are NSAIDs. For that matter, so is Ibuprofen. It's just that Naproxen & Ibuprofen are available w/o prescription in States whereas Voltaren (diclofenac) requires prescription. Because they're all NSAIDs, they function exactly the same. For each drug, risk & benefit varies depending upon dose. In the end, only you can decide which 4u ...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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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

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Voltaren (Definition)

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