User Reviews for Diclofenac

Also known as: Cambia, Cataflam, Dyloject, Voltaren, Voltaren-XR, Zipsor, Zorvolex

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Migraine 16 reviews 77 medications
   
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8.4
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Period Pain 18 reviews 82 medications
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis 25 reviews 358 medications
   
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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 260 reviews 7.8

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "Was given voltaren-XR for knee pain. I am still unable to feel any effects. I also can't take Advil with it, which seems to be the only thing that was helping. Tylenol makes me very sleepy. Taking that with the Voltaren is not an option as I need to be alert for my job."

   
1.0

Bchkid (taken for less than 1 month) May 19, 2015

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For Osteoarthritis: "The drug works great. Helped on first dose, but man the side effects are horrible, severe swelling, major weight gain, want to sleep all the time as I have no energy, stomach pain.etc. Not sure which to deal with.... pain or side affects, and if you have asthma, it affects that as well. What to do, maybe I will try what I saw someone one here said take for 3 days until I can't take the side affects anymore, then stop and resume when pain is severe, so good for pain. Wish there was something like this without side affects. For pain it is a miracle, side are horrible, wish I had checked side affects months ago."

whodatbe May 16, 2015

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Absolutely changed my life. I got progressively worse until I would become so stiff after sitting for fifteen minutes, I would need help in standing. While nobody who sees me walking would mistake me for an Olympic athlete, I can move about freely and almost without pain. The best thing it gave me was uninterrupted sleep. Until I started taking this med, I could not sleep for more than a few hours without getting up with tears in my eyes from the pain, and walking around while chewing aspirin."

   
10

Capt. Ken (taken for 5 to 10 years) May 15, 2015

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For Frozen Shoulder: "This medication has been a God send for me. After PT and a year of Aleve my shoulder was somewhat better but not great. For a different issue my physician told me to stop the Aleve and try Diclofanac Sodium. My body is very happy. No back, neck, ankle, toe, shoulder pain. My shoulder range of motion is almost 100%. For me, Diclofenac Sodium DR 50mg has been wonderful."

   
9.0

aBusyMom (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 14, 2015

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For Period Pain: "I use this drug for my period pains though it makes my first day quite heavy it relieves me of all period pain I feel normal the same as any other non menstrating day. And make sure to use it on first sign of ur period"

   
9.0

tinta (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 10, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "Best pain ointment I have ever tried"

   
10

Dave C. May 1, 2015

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For Muscle Pain: "I had a severe case of tennis elbow recently and this medication along with regular ice bag treatment and Two old goats lotion cured a very nagging condition in two weeks. I had been fighting it for 2 months."

   
9.0

Da Bean Man (taken for less than 1 month) April 25, 2015

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "Cataflam is the best OTC for period pain. I can function properly now. I use to take 2 panadol tablets which are pretty useless. I end up feeling nausea and tired. Do take this at the first sign of period for best results. It will be too late to take it when the pain starts."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 13, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "I have been taking this for many years. I do not have to take it everyday. When I experience back pain I take it. The only side effect I have had is constipation."

   
10

Zek April 7, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have severe osteoarthritis in both knees, and arthritis in my back, and shoulders. My doctor prescribed Voltaren because I built up a resistance to ibuprofen and Aleve. I've been in pain for so long I forgot what it was like to be pain free. A little nervous over the long term side effects, so hoping I can get the weight off so I can be medication free. Just thankful to be able to move and do things I love without pain."

   
10

AmyB67 (taken for less than 1 month) April 2, 2015

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For Period Pain: "Works great!"

   
10

Julielym March 19, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Muscle Pain: "Used Voltaren on mild tendonitis of the elbow. Not only did it immediately reduce the pain, but it seems to be helping to speed up healing, when I am not using it, the pain seems to be getting progressively less severe"

   
9.0

Helenson4 March 13, 2015

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "Cataflam has helped but I have to take at least 4 - 6 a day to be able to survive the pain of my period. But once it starts working I feel so much better I have tried so much but only this works for me."

   
7.0

Its_me (taken for 1 to 2 years) February 26, 2015

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Zipsor (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "I started taking this medication and within a few hours my back pain was considerably better and I have been suffering with back pain for 14 years and this is the best I have felt in a long time."

   
10

Facetmike (taken for less than 1 month) February 19, 2015

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For Back Pain: "Took 1 tablet & went in to anaphylaxis within minutes. Had to call for an ambulance in between passing out. Late at night at home alone. Very scary experience. One and only time in my life I've ever had an allergic reaction to anything. Age 55 years. Adrenaline given at hospital emergency Department."

   
1.0

iamalovelygrandma January 23, 2015

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For Sciatica: "I have tried a lot of different NSAIDs and this is a miracle. I moved back up north where weather is colder, causing my sciatica to flare up more often. Been on this 6 months and so glad I am."

   
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clevermom2004 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 8, 2015

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have had 6 surgeries on my right knee and now my left knee started bothering me I went to the doctor because I couldn't hardly bend it and walking was a joke. I have been on diclofenac for 2 days and i am totally surprised but I have no pain in either knee at this point, no side effects of this time. and I'm grateful that my doctor was aware enough to know to prescribe this for me"

   
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Nfghlg January 3, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Frozen Shoulder: "The medication has been somewhat helpful with stiffness but the pain is still present. The stomach upset and ringing in the ears has caused me to request different medication."

   
5.0

Art06 December 24, 2014

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For Pain: "Been on this medication for a week now. My pain level for my back has increased, I'm having the worst possible nightmares and I can no longer get comfortable sitting or laying down. The only plus side is my arthritis isn't bothering me half as bad."

   
4.0

Mzlette88 December 22, 2014

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For Osteoarthritis: "Diclofenac really helped with my arthritic hip pain & heel spur pain the first two weeks, but I had to stop taking it because it caused dizziness, nausea, nightmares, insomnia, irritability, headaches, pressure in ears, muscle weakness, fatigue, decreased urine output, worse joint pains when worn-off, liver pain."

   
1.0

J. Jonah Jameson December 11, 2014

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For Pain: "I started taking Disclofenac today for severe back pain caused by shingles. Immediately I felt some relief and I'm able to take a deep breathe without it hurting. This is the only pain med that really helped."

   
9.0

Heffie (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2014

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Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have been on many pain/anti-inflammatory medications to help with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Plantar Fasciitis and a torn tendon in my shoulder. It is the fastest acting and most effective pain relief I have tried (comparing to Duexis, Hydrocodone, Prednisone, Tramadol). It does not cause stomach upset like other NSAIDS and the only side effect is sleepiness but, a quick nap and pain is much better and no grogginess."

   
8.0

Kimbertx123 (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 30, 2014

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I've finally found a medicine that helps. I can move about so much easier."

   
10

Jermurdock October 3, 2014

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I did take it without food and my stomach did not like the pain like gas high in the stomach and right side pain. Given by the VA."

   
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sfi1 (taken for less than 1 month) October 2, 2014

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "Used the Voltaren Gel for tendinitis and frozen shoulder. It didn't totally relieve the pain. Coupled with Hydrocodone and Physical Therapy..it allows me to sleep."

   
7.0

mules (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 25, 2014

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