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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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

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What is voltaren (diclofenac)?

What is voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Is the brand name of diclofenac sodium, a non steroidal antiinflammatory like Ibuprofen ( motrin, advil (ibuprofen) )or naprosyn (naproxen, aleve). It has same possible side effects but probably more expensive ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) useful?

Yes: If you are asking from an eye standpoint, it has an fda approved indication for post-cataract surgery inflammation and post-refractive surgery pain. It is often used off-label and effectively for anterior segment pain or inflammation. ...Read more

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Can children take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Can children take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Do not give Voltaren (diclofenac) suppositories to children less than 5 years. ...Read more

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Who should not take Voltaren (diclofenac)?

Voltaren (diclofenac): “Use of VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in patients with a known hypersensitivity to diclofenac. VOLTAREN® GEL should not be administered in patients who have experienced asthma, urticaria, or other allergic-type reactions after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs. Severe, rarely fatal, anaphylactic-like reactions to NSAIDs have been reported in such patients.. VOLTAREN® GEL is contraindicated in the ...Read more

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How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

How long does voltaren (diclofenac) stay in you system?

Disclofenac SR or ER: Voltaren (diclofenac) is great for pain. There is a once daily version (diclofenac er 100), that provides good relief for up to 24hrs. The diclofenac sr ( 50 & 75mg) is taken twice daily, and has a more rapid absorption. Diclofenac is interesting in that blood levels dissipate more rapidly than levels in inflamed tissues. ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Voltaren (Definition)

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