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 15 reviews 82 medications
   
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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 248 reviews 7.8

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Review by Its_me (taken for 1 to 2 years):

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7.0

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.

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February 26, 2015 12:51 PM

Review by Facetmike (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

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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February 19, 2015 6:45 AM

Review by iamalovelygrandma:

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1.0

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.

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January 23, 2015 5:34 PM

Review by clevermom2004 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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10

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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January 8, 2015 7:41 PM

Review by Nfghlg:

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10

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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January 3, 2015 1:12 AM

Review by Art06:

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5.0

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.

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December 24, 2014 3:27 AM

Review by Mzlette88:

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4.0

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.

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December 22, 2014 4:28 AM

Review by J. Jonah Jameson:

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1.0

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.

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December 11, 2014 4:26 AM

Review by Heffie (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

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.

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November 10, 2014 10:29 PM

Review by Kimbertx123 (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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8.0

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.

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October 30, 2014 8:05 PM

Review by Jermurdock:

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10

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

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October 3, 2014 12:22 PM

Review by sfi1 (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

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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October 2, 2014 4:22 PM

Review by mules (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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7.0

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.

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September 25, 2014 10:26 PM

Review by TerryP1957:

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7.0

For Sciatica: I was prescribed 50mg twice a day. I felt really good after 2 days. Went back to spin class (lightly) and light cycling. Then I felt good and did an elliptical. My Dr never told me to refrain from working out. After 26 years it's a hard habit to break. So I am in week 3. If I stand too long Sciatica returns. Some walks are good. He is doing this for 3 months. I hope it helps. I don't want cortisone injections.

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September 14, 2014 10:16 AM

Review by susanna tutta panna:

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1.0

For Spondyloarthritis: Went in to anaphylactic shock within 20 minutes of taking first tablet, had to call ambulance. Nearly died, blood pressure dropped to life threatening level. Taken to A & E, given adrenaline injection.

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September 7, 2014 7:22 AM

Review by Mystique420:

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: Did not work for me at all. Since 2005 until now I've been on every non narcotic and narcotic meds for my migraines that in spring & summer increases them to 5-7 times a week. I've even had the injections even though I'd always say no way would I allow it but then I did them because if it would've helped it would be so worth it. I'm now quite desperate as I have no decent quality of life anymore. White brain matter was first detected in 2005 which led to more tests and found out it's Multiple Sclerosis that was causing it and in 2006 there was a tumor caught by Cat Scan deep in the left cerebellum. Surgeons say I'd have a 50/50 chance of dying. I hate to say it but migraines 5-7 days a week is not exactly living.

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July 25, 2014 4:45 PM

Review by Seattle del:

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8.0

Cataflam (diclofenac) for Back Pain: I've had chronic lower back pain for over two years (herniated disk). I can't say for sure what has relieved my pain, but ever since taking diclofenac my pain almost immediately has gone from being almost completely debilitated, to being able to function physically at the level I was at when pain started. Still have pain and not 100%, but my quality of life is back and I feel much more fluid and agile. For almost six months I could hardly get out of bed, let alone tie my shoes.

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July 16, 2014 8:33 PM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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7.0

Cataflam (diclofenac) for Sciatica: This medicine worked great for many years however, after 6 years I had to get a new medications.

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June 20, 2014 11:01 AM

Review by LizShew:

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10

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: This medication is the only one that works for me to relieve my migraines. Although I am curious why I can only take it once a week. My migraines occur daily.

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June 11, 2014 11:28 PM

Review by Bobby7619:

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10

Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: Knee pain for years. This medicine has worked wonders. I have taken diclofenac before but never worked like this!

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June 1, 2014 9:48 AM

Review by nomtha (taken for less than 1 month):

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10

For Period Pain: I took this yesterday after a whole night without sleeping, but after 30mins the pain was gone I mean really gone I even forgot I'm on my cycle.

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May 24, 2014 1:40 AM

Review by Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: This works great.

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May 20, 2014 11:36 PM

Review by efan78 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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4.0

For Ankylosing Spondylitis: Before being diagnosed with Ankylosing Spondylitis I was treated for general chronic back pain. I was started on Ibuprofen, but had to up the dosage. My GP changed me to Diclofenac (50mg 2x daily) but I didn't find it effective. I went back to 100mg 4x daily Ibuprofen which was much more effective for me. I had no side effects while taking it.

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May 1, 2014 8:10 PM

Review by mi53 (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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10

Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: This is a fantastic medicine if you suffer from classic migraine with aura. I take it as soon as I feel a migraine coming, and Zipsor stops the migraine in 15 minutes (at the longest 30 mins). It does not leave me in a weird fog like Zomig or Imitrex. Zomig is a wonderful alternative to Triptans.

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April 25, 2014 9:27 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: After suffering for 3 mo post op joint pain for a torn medial meniscus I was started on Voltaren pills and within 12 hours I was pain free and walked up stairs again-- a miracle! I had also developed plantar fasciitis in the opposite foot from hobbing and it immediately was gone also! I can tell after 12 hours when it is wearing off because the pain starts to return.

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April 14, 2014 1:35 AM

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