Diclofenac

What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken or applied to reduce inflammation and as an analgesic reducing pain in certain conditions.

Questions and answers on "Diclofenac"

I am currently taking diclofenac 75 mg. once daily for severe degenerative disc disease and arthritis. Would zorvolex be a safer choice?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Both medications are same pharmacologically.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, thanks for writing to XXXXXXX

Both Diclofenac and Zorvolex (diclofenac capsules) are same pharmacologically. So, both the medications will have the same safety profile. The only difference being that zorvolex comes in...

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can I take one 75 mg diclofenac and one oxycodone 7.5-325 at same time for back pain just tonight and same tomorrow night

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Brief Answer:
They do not interact

Detailed Answer:
Both are safe and they do not interact except they both work on pain. They are not 24 hr drugs. On the one hand, taking them once a day will not produce an overdose, on the other hand you are unlikely to get 24 hrs of benefit from either...

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Do Meloxicam and Diclofenac have aspirin in them or are people allergic to aspirin able to take them?

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Brief Answer:
Aspirin allergic people can be allergic to this medicines as well.

Detailed Answer:
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Thank you for the query.

Neither of this medicines do not contain Aspirin. However allergy to aspirin is a contraindication for usage of this medicines. Some patients who have rash after...

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I have been prescribed three different eye drops for catatact surgery. I know I'm supposed to start Diclofenac 3 days before surgery. For Ciprofloxacin and Durezol the instructions are not clear WHEN I should use these. Can you help?
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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Cataract surgery pre medication

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
As you follow that Diclofenac is to be used thrice a day 3 days before surgery.
Ciprofoxacine again 4times a day 3 dsys prior to surgefy.
Durezol 3 times a day 3 dsys prior to surgery....

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I take diclofen. When i dont take it i feel really bad. What are the side effects? Is it safe?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
diclofenac is an NSAID

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are currently taking diclofenac for pain probably from an injury or back pain. This is an anti-inflammatory medication similar to ibuprofen. Side effects are usual stomach pain...

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Which is easier on your stomach: Diclofenac sodium DR or Diclofenac sodium EC?

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Brief Answer:
Diclofenac EC

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
The diclofenac DR is a delayed release preparation and so it should last longer than a regular diclofenac.
Diclofenac EC is enteric coated and this means that it is coated to protect the stomach. This means it...

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I was prescribed Diclofenac Sod EC 50 mg tabs to take tid. I have taken one tablet and been itching every since taking the tablet. Is this a side effect of the drug?
Thank You, Kay Rocker

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes, it does sound like an allergic reaction. Go to ER.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Yes, from your description, it does look like an allergic reaction to diclofenac, you need to consult your local doctor or go to the ER as soon as possible.

Because these allergic reactions are not...

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Hi I had a diclofenac sodium pill (100mg) about 2 hours ago, I didn't know it was that strong but now I am worried whether I get anything from the side effects. How long should I wait to see whether I have any of the side effects?its the first time that I had this pill in this high mg dosage. Thank you

doctor1 MD

Hello.Side effects of Diclofenac intake appear with continued use of this drug;only with the intake of a tablet is unusual to have adverse effects.The only thing, perhaps, that you can feel is a mild stomach discomfort.
I wish you good health.
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I am currently taking this medication Diclofenac sodium 75 dr . Having a good bitt of side effects from this ...if I stop taking it will all of these side effects quite ?and how long will it take to go away ?
I'm sorry for your time ... Thought there was no charge

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HI
Thank for asking to HCM
I can understand your problem you did not mentioned what kind of side effects you have because Diclofenac is having very minimal side effects that can be tolerated without any sign and symptoms, you have not described your problem, this may not be due to the Diclofenac...

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Hi Doctors I am 30 year old got married on april 2012 and i am trying to make wife pregnant since 6 months i know her ovluation period it 12th o 18th day from menstrual period. I have arthritis since 10 years and i m taking 25 mg diclofenac sodium t.i.d. .. Even while having sex you put pillow below the buttocks and have correct in ovulation period. and My Semen analysis report is Vol : 1.5 ; Appearance : Turbid ; Reaction : Alkline ; Fructose Test: Positive ; Sperm count : 32 ml; Liquefaction time 30 mins Motility Actively Motile : 30% Sluggishly Motile 20% non motile 50 % Morphology 45 % and my Semen impression says : Normal Sperm count with decreased Motility and abnormal forms. Request to help RJ

doctor1 MD

Hi,
You have been trying just since last 6 months. Even when everything is absolutely fine, chance of conception in 6 months is 70%. Also it appears that your wife's tubes have not been checked. You can just check that in consultation with doctor (by HSG/SSG) & if tubes are OK, you can safely try...

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