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Doctor insights on: Voltaren Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Cream

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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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 decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

I have decreased kidney function. I require anti-inflammatory RX strength drugs. Which is better choice for my kidneys? NSAIDS or Corticosteroids?

Loaded...: You need to discuss your current medication regimen with a Nephrologist (kidney specialist) or qualified Internist or Family Physician. The Lamictal may be causing aches and pains in and of itself. And it may also affect kidney function. I don't think I would recommend any intervention (NSAID, Corticosteroid) until your medical history is fully taken into account. ...Read more

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If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels? Or does it? What about other NSAIDS? Thx

If aspirin is anti-inflammatory, why doesn't it lower CRP blood levels?  Or does it?  What about other NSAIDS?  Thx

See details: Numerous issues can cause an elevated CRP. Aspirin has to be taken in very large doses to have any antiinflammatory effects. The other meds other reduce pain but often will not lower the CRP. Once again, it depends on the cause. ...Read more

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Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

Can u use an anti- inflammatory (NSAIDs) throat spray along with ibuprofens tablets ?

One or the other: It`s unnecessary and not advisable. Oral NASAIDS get into most tissues-local sprays are local but with some small systemic absorption. Don`t do both. ...Read more

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Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Is anti inflammatory cream systemic?

Topical NSAID: Topical preparations have mostly local effect but there is a small amount of medication absorbed and spread systemically. ...Read more

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I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's .

I've used deep pain relief cream an heating pad an lower back still tight an very painful any suggestions? I also have taken anti inflammatory med's .

You're getting: Younger . Suggest to your dr to consider giving u muscle relaxers and/or opioids usual causes of back pain are muscle strain &ddd/degenerative disc disease/ arthritis of the spine.Though the name sounds dreadful, fear not! people don't die from it. Continue with what u r doing.Maintain good posture, massage and physical therapy may help if it worsens, x-ray and/or MRI of the spine may b warranted. ...Read more

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What is the strongest anti inflammatory cream for low back pain and other muscle pain in thighs and arms? I don't want to take a pill everyday.

Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel: This is very effective with scientific data to back it up. It is pricey without insurance. Compounding pharmacies can make many non-steroidal gels and creams, such as Ketoprofen at a more reasonable cost. ...Read more

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M58, would my back ache go away without taking nsaids. (i have acidity) and this pain is from last one week. Should i try voltaren (diclofenac).

Back pain : Diclofenac is also an nsaid. You could try acetaminophen, heat, gentle stretching. If you need NSAID take it with food. Talk to your doctor if pain not improving. Take care! ...Read more

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Orthopedic surgeon foundbone spurs both hips&possible labral tear,MRI scheduled in2weeks.tried 3 diff NSAIDs,patches,voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Pain is unbeararabl?

Orthopedic surgeon foundbone spurs both hips&possible labral tear,MRI scheduled in2weeks.tried 3 diff NSAIDs,patches,voltaren (diclofenac) gel. Pain is unbeararabl?

MRI very important: Sorry you are having such severe pain. Possibly MRI could be scheduled sooner. It will be very helpful for diagnosing the exact injury and help Orthopedist decide whether surgery indicated. Contact your doctor regarding the severity of the pain and perhaps a stronger med can be prescribed pending the workup. Don't mix NSAID's . Only take one type in 24 hr period, or risk of ulcers increases. ...Read more

Antiinflammatory (Definition)

Inflammation is a condition of swelling that may or may not be associated with pain. Anti-inflammatory are medications that block the cause of this condition. Medications include ibuprofen, naproxen, and celecoxib. Steroids (cortisone) are ...Read more


Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more