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User Reviews for Diclofenac

Also known as: Diclo Gel with Xrylix, Diclozor, Flector Patch, Klofensaid II, Lexixryl, Pennsaid, Solaraze, Voltaren Gel, Xrylix

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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 7.6 307 reviews

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I had replacements in both knees , but I still have a pain worst then before surgery. Now I have hip, ankles, hands joins problem. Doctor prescribed PENNSAID, but I don't have insurance and can't afford pay so much money. It is a ridiculous price"

Brana (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "Hurt my shoulder a while back been using for about 3 weeks now. Zero relieve from the gel. Never will purchase again waste of money"

   
1.0

Jake (taken for less than 1 month) September 7, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I use Volaren Gel for pain in my arm..so bad I can't sleep. I rub on before bed. And wow I can sleep. Only time I use it is at bed cause of side effects"

   
9.0

Rainbowww (taken for less than 1 month) August 8, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "It made my pain worse:("

   
1.0

Nanc July 31, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "Have a torn ligament in my knee and arthritis under knee cap. Have used a whole tube my knee still hurts so bad at times can barely walk. So voltaren is wothhless, just a way of not giving real pain medicine."

   
3.0

Mitchell (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 26, 2018

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "I had an operation on my Achilles tendon and after going for physical therapy, and after being hurt doing one of the exercises, I am left with chronic, debilitating pain. I can't get Lidocaine patches because insurance won't pay for them. The doctor gave me a prescription for Flector Patches. There is no way on God's earth I can afford paying for those patches. It was told to me that if I contacted Pfizer, I could get help. Because of my income, I have gotten the Flector patches for free. They help some days, and other days, they don't."

   
6.0

Jodina (taken for 10 years or more) June 21, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have used the gel for a couple months and it helps so good with the pain in my legs and feet. Its really good for any pain and can feel the relief in about 5 to 10 minutes. It takes a little longer for wide areas of pain."

   
8.0

Little bit (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2018

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have chronic pain , and at 70 I have tried almost everything and these really have given me some relief. Unfortunately the VA doesn’t want to give them to me lol. They are to expensive for the veterans but my wife has insurance through the VA and she gets them with no problem. Go figure."

   
10

Wayne June 14, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have a problem with osteoarthritis in my hip. Doctor prescription: 8 tylenol 500 mg a day, meloxicam 15 mg, and 30 mg of duloxetine. I have been in pain for 3 months now. So I started using Voltaren gel, 2 times a day. After a week, I could not sleep, I had fire in my right legs and I had to use 2 canes to walk. 3 drugstores told me to stop Voltaren. Now my leg is as before but osteoarthritis is still the same. I am diabetic, glubicyride, metformin, insulin, and losartan. I think there are interference."

Luka June 11, 2018

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "These are great if you just give them time. That dull aggravating pain in my shoulder is gone. They last a good while also ...Just give them time if you are in pain."

good time charlie June 7, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I got this from the VA for my big toe arthritis, it works extremely well and last a long time between applications."

   
10

Dreric May 24, 2018

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For Pain: "Pain in ribs from a bad fall"

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2018

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "Wonderful patch!! The difference in my pain level is like night and day!! I’ve experienced none of the side effects, except a little dizziness once or twice...it’s well worth the risk and cost!! Love it!!"

   
10

MzLoriB (taken for less than 1 month) May 22, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Took diclofenac sodium 75 for an athletic knee injury. Worked fantastic. Became familiar with the gel through my pharmacy studies and tried it on the occasional flare up. It's wonderful, feels great and soothing. While it does go systemic after initial absorption, I enjoy that it can be directed mainly at the specific area that needs help. Try it."

   
10

dimpsie (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 20, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I've had sacroiliac pain of and on for many years. While it can't completely wipe out my pain, voltaren gel definitely makes it much more bearable. It lasts a long time as well. Not just as far as treating the pain but also as far as the time it's start to work is concerned. Its a really good value. One thing I'd advise, however, is that you never leave it in a location where your partner can mistake it for a personal lubricant in the dark. Because there's some areas where this stuff will actually burn you. Keep it in the medicine cabinet."

   
7.0

ArmyKate May 11, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have arthritis in the knees that is painful at night and need to apply a medication often. I was hoping that the 12 hourly osteo gel would last thru the night. It only lasts as long as the others about 2 hours but is 3x the price."

   
1.0

Harry (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I've got bad arthritis. I had bilateral knee replacement done 3 yrs ago, my right shoulder rebuilt, and right hand surgery, all within the past 5 years. I've taken so many Advil a day to combat the misery, along with Manuka honey and cinnamon trying to work through the pain and have a joy filled life, but no lie, it's really, REALLY hard some days! I found an unopened box of Pennsaid. I thought I had nothing to lose and began using it. I Am Stunned!! It has taken the burning waves of severe pain out of both hips..(THAT IS HUGE FOR ME!!!)..and has really helped my hands be able to work. It has relieved the residual pain I have in both knees and even the pain of swollen joints in my feet! I'm so happy and pleasantly surprised as I was a total skeptic. I have no insurance, BUT we do have Good RX and I found it for about $80.00!!!!! YAY!!!!! I'm so happy to have a life again....it's been awhile!!"

   
9.0

Betsy (taken for less than 1 month) May 9, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I always used Perskindol to handle my pain around the groin area. Bad idea. As soon as Perskindol gets in contact any sensitive manly areas, it feels like my junk has been dipped in a volcano. Good thing someone invented Voltaren. Its perfectly safe to apply to the groin area without the fear of lava on your bits. This product is a straight 10/10."

   
10

Andy May 7, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for : "Dr. prescribed for tendon/muscle problems in my elbow. Had injections that helped but extremely painful. Used Pennsaid for 10 days and pain mostly gone. Then, elbow swollen, reddened, blisters, itching. Stop using Pennsaid. 2 weeks later swelling, redness and most blisters gone. Itching continues. Use caution with this product, obviously didn't work for me."

   
1.0

jack May 7, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I can't take NSAIDs because I get extremely sick to my stomach when I do (I was diagnosed with gastritis) and my Orthopedic doctor gave me a few samples of PENNSAID and I am impressed. Inside one packet of 2% gel on my knee and the swelling went down almost immediately, and the pain was completely gone for almost 8 hours. I have many joint issues. I have worked jn the service industry for over 20 years, and I love what this drug can do. Unfortunately, I cant afford it ($1000/ month?), and of course my insurance won't cover it. Its really a shame because I think this is a breakthrough kind of treatment for pain. If drugs like this were more available, maybe there wouldn't be such an opiate epidemic in the U.S. Lives would be saved in the long run, and less resources would be used on patients ODing."

   
10

Kat (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Great for alleviating the pain of arthritis in my hands. Only side effect is the bruising of my hand but well worth it to not have the pain"

   
8.0

Bugi (taken for less than 1 month) May 3, 2018

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "Every now and then I suffer with Tennis elbow. I apply Voltarol several times a day and the condition rapidly improves."

   
10

David (taken for less than 1 month) April 28, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for : "I used it for the 1st time tonight on my left foot. I have a bone spur in heel and inflamed tendon. I have had constant soreness and pain for the past 3 months prior to using. It's been 2 hours since I applied it and I am amazed at how well and quick it worked to subside the constant achy pain I have suffered from. I will update in a week or two on how well it consistently works."

   
10

kateyezs (taken for less than 1 month) April 10, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "The best overall, I have tried all other topicals and nothing ever worked like this. I recommend it for pain."

   
10

GODSGIFT2DAD (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 8, 2018

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I had hip replacement six years ago and recently developed serious pain in my replaced hip where I couldn't sleep. Doctor took x rays of the replaced hip and the hip was perfect. He probed the pain area and I went through the roof. He recommended painsaid to control inflammation, Doc felt my exercise regime causes the inflammation. I got instant relief and I would recommend it."

   
10

Arty B (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2018

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