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User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Migraine 17 reviews 68 medications
   
8.9
Osteoarthritis 49 reviews 344 medications
   
8.5
Sciatica 14 reviews 281 medications
   
8.2
Period Pain 21 reviews 82 medications
   
8.2
Pain 78 reviews 908 medications
   
7.9
Frozen Shoulder 5 reviews 56 medications
   
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Back Pain 40 reviews 176 medications
   
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Ankylosing Spondylitis 8 reviews 122 medications
   
7.5
Rheumatoid Arthritis 25 reviews 335 medications
   
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Muscle Pain 12 reviews 312 medications
   
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Spondyloarthritis 1 reviews 67 medications
   
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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 270 reviews 7.2

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have had severe to moderate knee and ankle pain from Osteoarthritis and was taking two 50 mgs of tramadol a day to get through the day at work. Then a co-worker told me about diclofenac and how it was a wonder drug for him so I asked my doctor to let me try the drug. I have taken other anti inflamitories before but they didn't seem to help but this drug has been fantastic. I have been able to work out again and it has really reduced the amount of knee and ankle pain I get. I take two 75 mgs tablets a day and have not had any side effects and I have been taking it for about 3 months. I would recommend this drug to anyone who has arthritis pain"

   
10

Gordo 60 July 20, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have an undiagnosed arthritic condition in my upper back and neck. I've been to a pain specialist that threw strong drugs at me that didn't work. I'm seeing a rheumatologist for a diagnosis (possibly fibromyalgia my GP said) in a couple months but my general practitioner has been treating me til then. I've tried 3 different prescription medications and they did nothing. The second day on this medication I started getting some relief in my back. It's not 100% gone but it really eases my pain. The unfortunate side effect with any nsaid is thin blood resulting in bruising. I have a bleeding autoimmune disorder so it's not the best combo. But I feel like as a first there's promising relief. I hope it continues."

   
8.0

Callysmommy July 18, 2015

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For Migraine: "I just started to take cataflam/diclofenac, for rhumathoid arthritis, so I really can't tell you how it works for me, but I just want to say I've been taking the prescription medicine Zoming 2.5mg. For my migraine headaches and it's been a miracle drug for me. It has been almost 30 years since I've been on it! Just make sure when you take it, try to eat a piece of toast or something little. I take it on a empty stomach. My pain is gone within the hour, but then I start to get hungry and tired. I don't care because I feel better, thepain is gone!!!!! :-)"

   
10

Dixieblue July 15, 2015

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Dr. gave me samples....was on 18 mg for 6 days and 35 mg for 3 and now cannot stop ringing in ears which was NOT on drug insert........praying this stops..."

   
9.0

rayenite July 15, 2015

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For Period Pain: "Nothing ever worked with me. I took almost every kind of medicine to relieve my menstrual pain. I couldnt function on my first day at all and even worried weeks before about when and where i'll get it next. My family worried so much. Clofen worked like magic. I never comment about my experience in things like this but i had to share my remarkable recovery. Yes! It feels like i recovered. Now i do not have to worry at all and make sure i have enough to take on my first 2 days only. No side effects so far."

   
10

youmusttry (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 8, 2015

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For Pain: "Oh this medicine is amazing I had chest tightness when I would breathe in I would almost cry from the pain and it radiated all the way to my back which was just as bad. I would sleep at night and could barely move certain ways without the pain and almost wanting to cry. I found out i have an enlarged blood vessel in my heart and that's what the pain was from. Being 23 I shouldn't be having this pain but after the 2nd day on this it helped me so much and I can actually get up and go on with my day with no pain. (Thank goodness)."

   
10

Sarah V. July 2, 2015

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have spondylolystesis and I have tried every type of medicine you could possibly think of. My doctor has put me on anti depressants, muscle relaxers, Norco, just about anything. I was constantly in pain. My back hurt all the time. I couldn't even do simple things like sweep the floor or do laundry. I went and seen my orthopedic surgeon and she put me on Voltaren 75mg and I feel like a new person. I have not had any back pain whatsoever. I highly recommend this medicine. I can actually do everything now with absolutely no back pain. Thank God."

   
10

Trebs79 June 30, 2015

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For Period Pain: "Voveran is the only drug which relives me from the menstrual cramp. The pain is like a delivery pain for me. I have to take 4 tablets on first day, 2 on second day. I get serious stomach ache with burning sensation the after taking the medicine"

   
8.0

PPrasanna June 27, 2015

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "My doctor prescribed this for inflammation in my lower back area, I have been on it for one week. My shoulder and neck pain is gone almost completely and my back feels a lot better. As of today its been 5 days I have been on this product. The info says it takes two weeks..am hoping it just gets better. Very impressed."

   
9.0

late '50s woman June 9, 2015

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "Its the best medicine for period pain so far.. I usually experience severe pain in my abdomen .. I take up to 4 pills every 6 hours on my first days.. but to be honest its a magical medicine. I recommend it to every women that cant bare her period pain"

   
9.0

zee24 May 25, 2015

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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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