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Voltaren Gel For Trigger Little Fingers
Just wondering if voltaren (diclofenac) muscle gel is poisonous when ingested. I applied some to my wrist (Sprained) and forgot to wash it off my fingers?
Fights inflammation.: You should be fine. Just don't make a habit of it. ...Read more
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
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
You can certainly: Try it. Mineral ice is good as well. ...Read more
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
Can I use voltaren gel for my neck when taking ritalin (methylphenidate) and faverin (luvox)? Is it harmful?
No problem: There should be no problem with this combination. ...Read more
I am using Voltaren gel 2g twice daily on ankle/calf area... is it safe to consume alcohol while using or should it be avoided? Thank you
ETOH ok with NSAID: You should be ok.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was standing from the ground my right knee had a Pulled hamstring I took diprofos needle and miscerol3 capsules and used voltaren gel is this enough?
Hamstring: Yes. That is enough medicine. Don't forget to stretch as well. ...Read more
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain after knee surgery 2 5/325 mg/day, is safe to use Voltaren gel for inflammation while on Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)? Any other suggestion to reduce swollen?
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
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
Yes!: Usually without problems!Get a more detailed answer ›
Sure: Just don't get it near eyes. Wash hands after applying. ...Read more
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
Yes.: I have many patients using both!Get a more detailed answer ›
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: The gel form has very low risk and is a good choice for older patients. ...Read more
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