User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Diclofenac review summary

7.5/10 Average Rating

48 Ratings with 37 User Reviews

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Reviews for Diclofenac to treat Back Pain

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Review by Seattle del:

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8.0

Cataflam (diclofenac): 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 Anqlsednlwjeldjlwdlwkeldjl:

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9.0

Cataflam (diclofenac): It seems to do a better job than other anti-inflammatories.

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March 30, 2014 2:10 PM

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

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10

Voltaren (diclofenac): Used 75mg Voltaren twice a day as a maintenance for pain. The problem with pain sleeping was created by deterioration of fitness because of side effects from chemotherapy treatment for invasive breast cancer.

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March 1, 2014 3:23 AM

Review by Anonymously yours (taken for less than 1 month):

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9.0

I have degenerative disc disease and foraminal stenosis and am in chronic pain. I've tried all sorts of pain relievers from the weakest all the way up to fentanyl. The other day I was in incredible pain and someone gave me a 75mg diclofenac. I researched it and reviews were very positive, so I tried it. Amazingly, it worked great and very fast.

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February 9, 2014 7:44 PM

Review by Doodle1966:

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9.0

Zipsor (diclofenac): I have sciatica in leg, was in very bad pain for over a week finally doctor gave me Zipsor and Steroid and after 2 days I am feeling so much better! Hardly any pain in my leg. I thought I was never getting better! Thanks Zipsor!

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December 20, 2013 8:55 AM

Review by Kendo1:

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9.0

This medicine really helped my back pain, but lead to a whole other problem. My stomach was damaged and I had to get a tube down my throat to check my esophagus. Now I can't take any anti-inflammatory medicines as a result. If you start getting a sore belly or heart burn. Stop taking it and ask the doctor for another type of painkiller.

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December 17, 2013 3:29 PM

Review by Juris Ohio:

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2.0

Zipsor (diclofenac): My doctor prescribed it for me as follow-up from epidural injection I had two days ago. My pain is considerably better, but I am guessing/hoping from the procedure, not from the Zipsor. I am having terrible stomach problems, that are outweighing what I am guessing the pain relief to be. Going to discontinue as a result. If lower back pain level rises, I may go back to it and bear the stomach discomfort.

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March 3, 2013 9:34 AM

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

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9.0

This is the only medication that helped with my lower back pain that was caused from a car accident.

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July 31, 2012 12:46 PM

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

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10

Zipsor (diclofenac): It work great, I'm 37 and have had back pain for about 15 years now. I have tried several things over the years and nothing work for more than a week or two. I didn't realize how well Zipsor worked until I went on vacation for a week and forgot to take it. I was in pain all week long. When I got home, I start taking it again and I fill better than I have in 15 years.

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July 12, 2012 5:48 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Voltaren (diclofenac): GREAT stuff. Many uses! It has been a life saver. I require narcotic pain medications on a regular basis and Voltaren REALLY helps me to not need as much narcotic pain medicines for pain management.

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January 16, 2012 2:17 AM

Review by debb01:

Voltaren (diclofenac): After taking Voltaren occasionally over a 6 week period, I suddenly started having the following symptoms. Severe bloating, severe gas, severe stomach pain, nausea, constipation, weakness.

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December 28, 2011 9:09 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

Zipsor (diclofenac): I am a 27 year old mother of 2 small children with a severe back injury. In hopes of cutting back on the narcotic pain medicines I started Zipsor. No Luck, within a week I was unable to get out of bed. I am now back on the narcotic pain medicines but am still looking for an alternate solution.

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November 15, 2011 3:32 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Cataflam (diclofenac): I have never used a medication that worked as well as Cataflam. It was as though I was able to actually feel the swelling leaving my body. I had no side effects at all.

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September 20, 2011 12:47 PM

Review by patti p:

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9.0

Zipsor (diclofenac): I have spinal stenosis and sciatica from the spinal stenosis. I have tried various prescriptions but Zipsor helps the most. Sometimes I can take only two a day and it works, sometimes more if the pain persists. But, it works well for me.

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September 19, 2011 5:55 PM

Review by desihunk:

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5.0

Voltaren (diclofenac): I have severe sciatic pain and the spine doctor prescribed this for me. It worked for a while and after a week my pain started going up. I switched to OTC Ibuprofen and it worked better. So, I guess it depends on person to person.

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June 7, 2011 10:32 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

Zipsor (diclofenac): Because of an auto accident a year ago I had a partial separation of my right sacroiliac joint. I've taken Advil, Celebrex, and Mobic along with steroid injections and received little or no pain relief. Zipsor is the only medication I've taken that has reduced the inflammation long enough for the joint to begin to heal thus giving my pain relief.

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May 31, 2011 10:02 AM

Review by wrp325:

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1.0

Zipsor (diclofenac): I was suffering from an impingement of a nerve root exiting the left side of the T10 - T11 junction. I was prescribed Zipsor in combination with Skelaxin (muscle relaxant). The combination provided no discernible pain relief. However, I did suffer from significant stomach and intestinal pain. The stomach & intestinal pain stopped within 12 hours of discontinuing the Zipsor. Overall, not a pleasant experience.

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March 7, 2011 1:06 PM

Review by coastie 1953:

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10

Voltaren (diclofenac): I was taking Celebrex 200mg's a day to stop the pain in my lower back, This after spending over $2000 of medical bills and an Epidural on advise from a spine Dr. My racquetball buddy, a heart DR. said Voltaren is better and prescribed a 50mg dose. It is a wonder medicine if you can take it. Voltaren has given me my life back.

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January 10, 2011 10:01 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I took this medication for lower back pain. It worked really well. It did slow down my bowel movements, which I prefer. Also, it was an appetite suppressant but it did give me cotton mouth.

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December 19, 2010 10:30 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have taken this medicine on and off for the past few years and it has done wonders! My doctor tried a number of medications for years of back pain and nothing worked. Diclofenac worked immediately. At times I go off of it for a few months, but when pain comes back, it works immediately. Fortunately no side effects.

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August 5, 2010 10:20 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I'm a 61 year old male. I have a herniated disc in my lower back. I was in severe pain. I received a series of steroid injections that really helped. Gradually the pain returned but not near as severe as the initial pain but bad enough to cause me a lot of discomfort. I've since been taking one diclofenac 75 mg tablet with one tramadol 50 mg tablet every morning. This combination works just great for me and gets me through my work day. The diclofenac and the tramadol seem to enhance each other's effect I think. The only side effect that I've noticed from this is slight constipation and a slight loss in appetite.

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June 1, 2010 10:04 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Voltaren (diclofenac): Last year when I had back pain my GP prescribed this medicine. It worked very well and I have no side effects. I stopped taking the medicine after the pain decreased and gradually disappeared. Recently, the pain came back and I am thinking to take it again but I don't know whether I should take the same medicine as it is still not out of date.

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May 29, 2010 9:56 PM

Review by Camarata:

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9.0

Have Full Meals with this medicine to keep your stomach safe.

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March 5, 2010 3:06 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I'm currently taking it for sciatic nerve pain. Have previously taken narcotics with very little effect. Diclofenac works wonders. Mild upset stomach so far but not bad at all. I've also noticed that the drug seems to become more active when taken with a decent amount of food and when you are active.

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December 14, 2009 7:01 PM

Review by jfernald:

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10

Zipsor (diclofenac): I am a long time sufferer of sciatica. I have taken as much as 3600 mg of ibuprofen with only minor relief. My PCP gave me some samples on Tuesday. I took 1 Zipsor before flying from Albuquerque to Houston and had relief within the hour and for 3 full days afterward. I had no side effects.

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December 14, 2009 5:47 PM

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