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What does diclofenac sodium 50mg do for humans?

Anti-inflammatory. Diclofenac belongs to the class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). It works by reducing pain, swelling, and inflammation. Diclofenac topical gel (applied to the skin) is used to relieve pain associated with recent muscle or joint injuries such as sprains, strains, or sports injuries. Read more...
See below. Diclofenac sodium is a strong NSAID - non steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) which can reduce inflammation and pain but has many serious potential side effects and interactions with other drugs. Talk to you physician about these and you medical conditions before even considering taking this medicine. Read more...

Voltaren aka diclofenac sodium--what is it for?

Inflammation. Voltaren (diclofenac) is an anti-inflammatory eye drop. It is used to decrease inflammation and manage pain in various eye conditions. It is most commonly prescribed after cataract surgery. Read more...

Diclofenac sodium good for diebatic patient or not?

Usually! It is a good nsaid. If you have diabetic nephropathy, or hypertensive renal disease, then do not take it. Many diabetics are hypertensive, so if you take it, check blood pressure, and tell your doctor if it goes up. If you have heart failure, definitely do not take it! but it is very good at relieving pain. I have many diabetic patients on diclofenac! Read more...
It could be used. The most common side effects of diclofenac involve the gastrointestinal system. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. The risk may be greater if you have heart disease or increased risk for heart disease (for example, due to smoking, family history of heart disease, or conditions such as high blood pressure or diabetes. Read more...

Is it safe to be on both birth control and diclofenac sodium?

Yes. There should be no interaction between the two, just be aware of the warnings and precaustions associated with the two drugs. Read more...

I use diclofenac sodium supp for my kid every 12 hours when high fever is that ok to be given over five days?

No. Diclofenac is not approved in pediatric patients by FDA. We generally recommend Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for fever in kids. If they appear ill along with the fever or if the fever lasting more than 2-3 days, they need to go to see a doctor. A common cold or viral illness don't cause high fever for more than 3 days. Read more...
Voltaren (diclofenac) As a pediatrician I don't recommend Voltarin for children under 12 years of age for fever, it is mostly used to relieve pain from chronic arthritis or acute pain after surgery, you should use acetaminophen or ibuprofen to control fever instead of diclofenac. Good luck . Read more...