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What is voltarin medication?

What is voltarin medication?

Anti-inflammatory: A potent anti-inflammatory (like advil (ibuprofen) except stronger). ...Read more

Dr. Edward Kuhnley
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I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

I went to a doctor for joint pain and she prescribed me voltaren (diclofenac) gel. I am allergic to this medication?

What are you saying?: What is your question? Are you asking or stating that you are allergic to it? If you are, don't use it. If you are not, use it. If you are uncertain, speak with your doctor. ...Read more

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Flu signs for 4 weeks. Mono-negative. Finished zinnat. Doc gave voltaren, (diclofenac) amoxycillin and flagyl. Red, Sore throat recurs after medication ends. Why?

Flu signs for 4 weeks. Mono-negative. Finished zinnat. Doc gave voltaren, (diclofenac) amoxycillin and flagyl.  Red, Sore throat recurs after medication ends. Why?

Abscess?: For the purpose of this interaction, I'm assuming, by "flu symptoms" you mean fever, chills, fatigue etc. In my experience, recurring sore throat and "flu symptoms" could indicate an abscess which are kept under control, but not completely eradicated, by antibiotics. See your doctor again and, if necessary, get a referral to an Ear, Nose & Throat doctor. ...Read more

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What are the below drugs used for? 1) famotab 20 tab; 2) voltaren (diclofenac) 50mg & 3) vit b1612? Thanks!

What are the below drugs used for? 1) famotab 20 tab; 2) voltaren (diclofenac) 50mg & 3) vit b1612? Thanks!

INTERESTING MIX: Famtab is Famotidine for ulcers or to reduce stomach acid. Voltaren is an non-steroidal antiinflammatory agent and B12 helps with a lot of things like anemia and nervous system. Vitamin b6 (pyridoxine) is required for the synthesis of the neurotransmitters serotonin and norepinephrine. And for myelin formation. ...Read more

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What are alternatives drugs for a patient with chronic inflammation who is allergic to voltaren (diclofenac)?

NSAID allergy: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a member of the group of anti-inflammatory medications called non-steroidals. Some patients with reactions to these react to several of them, and some react only to a particular one. People who react to many can usually still receive a medication called trilisate or choline magnesium trisalicylate. It does not cross-react with Aspirin or other nsaids. Steroids can also be used. ...Read more

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Can voltarin cause high INR levl?

Can voltarin cause high INR levl?

Shouldn't : Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent, and may affect your platelet function. This may increase your bleeding risk on warfarin without increasing your inr. ...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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What is Voltaren (diclofenac) used for?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) Gel is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat joint pain from osteoarthritis. ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) useful?

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

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

Voltaren (diclofenac): Diclofenac is NSAID for pain of arthritis. Comes in regular-release & extended-release tablets. Usually taken once daily, up to 100mg. ...Read more

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Hi, is voltaren more effective pain killer then synoleve?

Hi, is voltaren more effective pain killer then synoleve?

Different for reason: Different causes for pain will respond better. Voltaren is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory, muscle pain tend to respond well to it. Synaleve is a combination pain killer that works central in the brain( also muscle relaxant). They are sometimes co prescribed because of synergistic working in for instance back pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much?

No.: It is not too much, 50 mg is within a prescribed daily amount. Make sure that you take it with food in your stomach, to prevent stomach irritation. ...Read more

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I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr 100mg , ?

I gave my son two tablets voltaren (diclofenac) sr  100mg , ?

Unable to answer as: There is no question to answer.
Either there is some part of the statement is missing, or has been forgotten.
If the son is an adult and has taken one tab daily, then no problems. If he's taken them together in one day, then there might be a problem.
I would suggest you talk with your pcp to get help for your son. ...Read more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) accidentally taken 200mg. One time dangerous?

If: You have normal liver function and are not prone to significant gastric upset or have a hypersensitivity to the drug you may only have some slight nausea, dyspepsia, possibly some diarrhea but should survive. Don't ingest any more non-steroidal anti-inflammatories for at least 72 hours. ...Read more

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Voltaren (diclofenac) accidentally taken 200mg. At one dose dangerous?

Should not be: Although we usually only give in doses of 100mg daily we sometimes rarely do give it at 200mg per day. You should be ok but be very careful in the future and should ouy start having a lot stomach pain seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Can you help? Is 50 mg of voltaren (diclofenac) too much to take in one day?

50 mg usually okay: The normal dose for healthy adult without kidney or liver disease and no cardiac risk factors and not on blood thinners is 100 - 200 mg per day.

As you can see there are a lot of exceptions. ...Read more

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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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What happens if voltaren (diclofenac) is applied to bug bites?

What happens if voltaren (diclofenac) is applied to bug bites?

Won't hurt: But it won't help either---steroid creams are much better for this use. ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) a narcotic?

Is voltaren (diclofenac) a narcotic?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug which can be taken orally. A topical cream is available. It is not a narcotic, but may be very effective for skeletal pain relief. ...Read more

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Side effects of voltaren (diclofenac) ?

Depends: Most common side effects when using voltaren (diclofenac) drops:
burning or stinging; change in tear production; discharge; eye redness, irritation, or itching. ...Read more