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Doctor insights on: Voltaren Nonsteroidal Anti Inflammatory Cream

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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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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Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.? I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Would you recommend surgery for severe medial epicondylitis.?  I have tried cortisone, art therapy, aleve, (naproxen) voltaren cream, and rest for the last 2 mo

Other treatments: Lateral (tennis elbow) or medial (golfer's elbow) epicondylitis are common overuse injuries. In order to treat the pain, i recommend patients start w/ rice, follow w/ stretching/ strengthening (therapy), & consider couterforce bracing. If these treatments fail you may be a candidate for cortisone or prp injections. Some people end up needing surgery.. http://drmarkgalland.com/category/elbow/. ...Read more

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Fell on my palm & wrist 10/31/15 Have wrist for 1+monthCould it be from fall? Hurts to bend,stretch,touch,move Tried NSAIDs, support, creams, massage.

Fell on my palm & wrist 10/31/15 Have wrist for 1+monthCould it be from fall? Hurts to bend,stretch,touch,move Tried NSAIDs, support, creams, massage.

Concerned: Wanted to encourage you to follow-up with a local orthopedic doctor in San Jose, CA. An exam and X-ray will go a long way towards peace of mind or preventing long term dysfunction. ...Read more

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Am anaphylactically allergic to NSAIDs, need pain&anti-inflammatory cream for swollen SCM. Is Topricin safe?

Probably: Non prescription formulations generally do not contain prescriotion chemicals. The web site for topricin did not list its ingrdients. Most topicals have very little systemic absorption. It would be helpful to know which nsaid your were allergic to. ...Read more

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Does a pain reliever cream wont give gastro problem unlike taking an oral NSAIDs? I have a very painful scoliosis and been taking NSAID for 2 years nw

Does a pain reliever cream wont give gastro problem unlike taking an oral NSAIDs? I have a very painful scoliosis and been taking NSAID for 2 years nw

NSAID cream effects: It depends on how much of the medication is absorbed into the blood and the base that the medication is in. It is possible to get as much NSAID into the blood with a cream as an oral NSAID. Then you could potentially have similar side effects. ...Read more

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Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?

Are all nsaids drugs forbidden when kidneys are damaged with chronic kidney disease, meaning that only corticoid might be given against inflammatory ?

It depends: I see that you have both polycystic kidney disease and an enthesopathy, the latter being an illness for which the nsaids are extremely valuable. I have little use for "cookbook medicine" ("people with ___ can't take ___"). Your physician will explain the risks and benefits (relief from pain, you must stay well-hydrated) to using nsaids in our situation. ...Read more

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I have plantar faciitus in my left foot, have orthotics which help, NSAIDS don't help, or Paracetamol, or topical creams, very painful please advice.

I have plantar faciitus in my left foot, have orthotics which help, NSAIDS don't help, or Paracetamol, or topical creams, very painful please advice.

See below: Planter fasciitis stretching exercises first thing before you get out of bed in the morning is helpful with a roll towel or sheet. A Dixie cup with frozen ice and then peel off the outside covering and you can roll that on the inside of your foot is helpful as well. Continue daily stretching exercises wearing your orthotic. ...Read more

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Is there anti-inflammatory diet food ?

Is there  anti-inflammatory diet food ?

Check the link below: Don't worry, be happy! god bless you! http://theconsciouslife.Com/top-10-anti-inflammatory-foods.Htm. ...Read more

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Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Can anti-inflammatory medications cure hydroceles?

Not in kids/adult: Inflammation within scrotum from eg from epididymitis may cause a small acute hydrocele which will can resolve with nsaids, but true hydroceles in adults are caused by xs fluid seretion bt tunica vaginalis oevrlying testis. Small hydroceles in babies may resolve spontaneously in 1st year of life. > 1 year communicating hydroceles, hydrocelees of the cord or large ones respond to surgery alone. ...Read more

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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