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Why voltaren (diclofenac) use is contraindicated in asthmatics?

Why voltaren (diclofenac) use is contraindicated in asthmatics?

Voltaren (diclofenac): Some asthmatics who are sensitive to Aspirin can have worsening of their asthma due to voltaren (diclofenac) causing shortness of breath from constricting the bronchial tree (breathing passages). ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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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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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?

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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Side effects of voltaren (diclofenac)?

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

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Do people abuse voltaren (diclofenac) xr?

Not usually: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a non-steroidal pain reliever that is not a narcotic. Not usually an abused drug. ...Read more

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Can voltaren (diclofenac) cause headaches?

Can voltaren (diclofenac) cause headaches?

Yes: Interestingly, voltaren (diclofenac) or any type of analgesic (pain medicine) can cause the symptom it is taken to treat! Some headaches are rebound headaches caused by regular use of pain meds 3-4 days a week. Also, some allergies or advers effect to drugs can be headache. ...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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Is voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops effective?

It depends: It depends on why it is being used. It can be effective for bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Who would use voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops?

Who would use voltaren (diclofenac) ophthalmic drops?

Inflammation : This drop is used for inflammation pain and swelling. There are many variants of this drop which are in use today most commonly after cataract surgery. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take cymbalta (duloxetine) and voltaren?

Cymbalta (duloxetine): Risk of GI bleeding is dose-dependent & may occur if you have disease of the GI tract to begin with. Combination is safe as long as Cymbalta (duloxetine) dose is tolerated & voltaren is taken prn (as needed). ...Read more

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What do the pills voltaren (diclofenac) effective for?

What do the pills voltaren (diclofenac) effective for?

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

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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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What side effects can I expect if I took diclofenac 100mg after voltaren shot?

Common side effects: Are stomach bloating, burning, cramping, or pain. Voltaren and diclofenac are the same medication with maximum dose 150-200mg/day. Always consult your doctor for medical advice. ...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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Please help! What happens if voltaren (diclofenac) was given intravenously instead of intramuscularly by mistake?

Please help! What happens if voltaren (diclofenac) was given intravenously instead of intramuscularly by mistake?

Wrong med: Voltaren (diclofenac) is an oral NSAID that is also available as a topical gel and liquid. It is not given IV or IM. ...Read more

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I am asking about voltaren (diclofenac) suppos 12.5 how long can 5 years old use it? I only give it to my kid if temp. Is over 38.5

I am asking about voltaren (diclofenac) suppos 12.5 how long can 5 years old use it? I only give it to my kid if temp. Is over 38.5

It depends: Voltaren (diclofenac) is a nsaid, similar to ibuprofen, available as a suppository outside of the us. It can be given every 4 hours as needed for pain or fever. If your child has a fever for more than 2-3 days, > 102 (38.9), or if he is getting worse, he should be seen by his doctor to make sure the fever is not a symptom of a more serious illness. ...Read more

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How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child? Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

How is the dosage of Voltaren suppositories calculated for a 9 year old child?  Is a dosage of 100mg for a 9yr old who weights 35kg too high?

Bit high: it is calculated at 2-3 mg/ kg / day, divided twice a day to 4 times a day, and not to exceed 150 mg / day, so if you give him a 100 mg now, you won't be able to give a similar dose later during the day, you may want to cut it in half if you can, or get another form, as syrup to calculate the dose easier, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Hello | just took a 100 voltaren retard however I can't remember if I took it already this morning or not I am worried that I over dosed should I worry?

No: If you are not having any symptoms there is no problem with doubling up on this medication. Be sure you have food in your stomach. However, you should devise a system of remembering. Maybe place the bottle in a different location after you take your daily dose. ...Read more

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Is voltaren (diclofenac) useful?

Yes: If you are asking from an eye standpoint, it has a 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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Asthma (Definition)

A disease of the lungs caused by chronic inflammation of the airways most often caused by allergies. This inflammation results in airway swelling and hyperactivity leading to difficulty breathing, shortness of ...Read more


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Voltaren (Definition)

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