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User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Migraine 18 reviews 67 medications
   
8.9
Osteoarthritis 49 reviews 340 medications
   
8.5
Sciatica 14 reviews 281 medications
   
8.2
Period Pain 21 reviews 81 medications
   
8.2
Pain 80 reviews 906 medications
   
7.9
Frozen Shoulder 5 reviews 56 medications
   
7.6
Back Pain 40 reviews 176 medications
   
7.5
Ankylosing Spondylitis 8 reviews 122 medications
   
7.5
Rheumatoid Arthritis 25 reviews 334 medications
   
7.4
Muscle Pain 13 reviews 312 medications
   
6.8
Spondyloarthritis 1 reviews 67 medications
   
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Aseptic Necrosis 0 reviews 90 medications Not rated - Be the first
Summary of Diclofenac reviews 274 reviews 7.2

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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."

   
10

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"

   
10

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."

   
10

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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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."

   
7.0

TerryP1957 September 14, 2014

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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."

   
1.0

susanna tutta panna September 7, 2014

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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."

Mystique420 July 25, 2014

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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."

   
8.0

Seattle del July 16, 2014

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

   
7.0

Anonymous (taken for 5 to 10 years) June 20, 2014

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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."

   
10

LizShew June 11, 2014

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

   
10

Bobby7619 June 1, 2014

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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."

   
10

nomtha (taken for less than 1 month) May 24, 2014

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "This works great."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 20, 2014

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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."

   
4.0

efan78 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 1, 2014

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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."

   
10

mi53 (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 25, 2014

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