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What is diclofenac gel used for?

What is diclofenac gel used for?

Topical pain relief!: Reaches the area in need with much lower blood levels or likely side-effects! ...Read more

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What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

What is voltaren (diclofenac) gel used for?

Arthritis: Voltaren (diclofenac) gel is indicated for Osteoarthritis of joints. It is generally used for knee arthritis but can also be used for ankles, feet, elbows, wrists and hands. ...Read more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) gel through my ins co is so expensive, what can I use that is just as good?

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel through my ins co is so expensive, what can I use that is just as good?

No true substitute: You can use the over the counter gels that contain salicylic acid (aspirin compound), or use a non steroidal by mouth such as aleve (naproxen) or motrin. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on which gel is better for treating pain: a diclofenac gel or an etofenamate gel?

Any suggestions on which gel is better for treating pain: a diclofenac gel or an etofenamate gel?

Similar: Studies have shown that about 40-60 % of people with pain from due to Osteoarthritis or Sports Injuries felt they had a good - excellent relief of symptoms when using one of the gels. There are no "head to head" studies comparing one gel vs the other for the same type of problem. You could try one and, if you don't see a meaningful benefit after 3-6 days, then switch to other. ...Read more

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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel whilst taking rivaroxaban?

Theoretically risky: For increased bleeding since voltaren (diclofenac) is an nsaid. Please discuss with your doctor safer alternatives for the gel. Here is the drug information : http://www. Xarelto-us. Com/. ...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!

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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Mid left blunt back pain. Intensity increases slowly and hurts more at home after I come from work. Diclofenac gel didn't help. Since 20 days. Wht to do?

Mid left blunt back pain. Intensity increases slowly and hurts more at home after I come from work. Diclofenac gel didn't help. Since 20 days. Wht to do?

See a physician: If this was going to resolve on its own it probable would have improved already. Consider seeing a physician now ...Read more

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Do you know which gel is better for treating pain: a diclofenac gel or an etofenamate gel?

No clear difference: There is really no clear difference. I would caution you that a recent study found no difference between these anti-inflammatory creams and placebo when used fro knee arthritis. ...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

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Can I take diclofenac sodium tablets with gel?

Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects. ...Read more

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Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel down near my genitals?

Voltaren (diclofenac) gel: Depends what the problem is with your genitals. Voltaren (diclofenac) is an anti inflammatory steroidal medication that can relieve pain. ...Read more

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Will I be able to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Will I be able to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Yes: The amount of diclofenac that is absorbed systemically with the diclofenac gel is very small. It is ok to use a topical NSAID with an oral nsaid. However, there is still a possibility of side effects common with any NSAID taken. ...Read more

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Can I take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel? Is that ok to do?

Can I take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel? Is that ok to do?

No: Although there may not be any consequence to this, theoretically your blood levels of diclofenac in combination may cause problems such as GI upset, kidney or even liver and heart issues particularly when taken for prolonged periods. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my Achilles tendon?

Sure: You might even consider asking your doc to prescribe something stronger topically. The amount of active ingredient in the voltaren (diclofenac) gel is not particularly strong compared to alternatives. ...Read more

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How often can I use Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel for my arthritus & tendonitus. Can the senior citizen use this gel? Thanks!

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

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Is it safe to take diclofenac sodium tablets with diclofenac gel?

Usually: But you need to be careful of early onset of side effects. ...Read more

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I have had blood clots in the past is it ok to use Voltaren (diclofenac) gel?

I have had blood clots in the past is it ok to use Voltaren (diclofenac) gel?

Check with your doc: If you are on blood thinners and aspirin you should check with your prescribing doctor to make sure that is the best way to treat your problem. If you are already on nonsteroidal antiinflammatory meds tell your doctor as well. ...Read more

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I have been feeling pains in my right thigh and hip since last night. I have applied ice, applied diclofenac gel. I have even inserted a diclofenac supp?

I have been feeling pains in my right thigh and hip since last night. I have applied ice, applied diclofenac gel. I have even inserted a diclofenac supp?

Information?: You are certainly treating a musculoskeletal issue such as a pulled muscle, tendon injury or other localized problem. However more information is needed to give a full answer like have you had any trauma or injury to the leg/hip, or is this a recurrent problem? ...Read more

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I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

I have chronic neck pain, and severe headache. Can I use voltaren (diclofenac) gel on my neck?

Neck pain and HA: I can't see how it would hurt, but if you do not have a history of trauma, or migraine or other headache, you need evaluation. ...Read more

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Can diclofenac diethylamine emulsion gel 1% help a little in cases of painful ingrown nail toe?

Symptomatic mainly: Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug and does help with pain and inflammation, but an ingrown toenail usually requires a Podiatrist or a qualified Family Practitiioner ...Read more

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Does using voltaren (diclofenac) gel for costochondritis increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.?

Does using voltaren (diclofenac) gel for costochondritis increase your risk for heart attack and stroke.?

Not likely: I understand the blood levels of diclofenac are about 7% of blood levels when it's taken orally. Of course check with your physician, and be specially careful if you have heart failure already. ...Read more