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Why Voltaren Use Is Contraindicated In Asthmatics
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
It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection. ...Read more
Like aleve/motrin: Voltaren is a branded antiiflammatory medicine called diclofenac, in the same family as aleve/motrin etc... It is a tad bit stronger with somewhat higher incidence of side effects (mostly gastrointestinal symptoms/liver abnormality etc..) it has very much the same indication as these two medicine, unfortunately only available (as a gel form too) by prescription. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
Voltaren (diclofenac): See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/voltaren-side-effects.htmlGet a more detailed answer ›
Won't hurt: But it won't help either---steroid creams are much better for this use. ...Read more
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