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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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Osteoarthritis 62 reviews 349 medications
   
8.4
Pain 140 reviews 1094 medications
   
7.6
Keratosis 3 reviews 16 medications
   
3.0
Summary of Diclofenac reviews 205 reviews 6.3

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "I'm currently using it for a herniated thoracic disc that is so bad, it radiates through my ribs and sends electrical current to my abs causing cramping. I've had the patch on for 8 hours and feel no different at all. Had to use gauze tape because there is basically no adhesive on the patch itself. I think it's nothing more than aspirin? Waste of $50."

   
2.0

Tolly (taken for less than 1 month) November 24, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "Worked great on a muscle strain! Even helped to heal it faster. Nice mild smell. I gave it a 8/10 and not a 10/10 because it gave me side effects. Ringing in ears quite frequently as well as a very strong dizzy feeling. This began after a week of use."

   
8.0

Shawnsss November 24, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I think the use of putting perfume in the gel is really stupid. There are so many people allergic also someone like me with cancer and very sore and nauseated to spend money on this and it made me so sick I washed up 4 times and my hands and skin still smells strong. It gave me a headache and made my nausea worse. There is no need for perfume not to mention it's just an toxic unnecessary ingredient. I will never use this again and I will be sure to let everyone at clinic know."

   
1.0

Peggyboooo75 November 22, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "works good if you use three of them at the same time. Suffered Spinal injury in AFG. Multiple Surgeries did little to fix problem. I am happy that I am walking. Pain is usually severe enough that Only the Colorado patch works. These are for when I'm not in Colorado. Have to use 3 to get any results though. They could use a better adhesive. 100mph tape works best to hold them on."

   
10

Sparky Thundercrash November 21, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "Prescribed, use 12 on, 12 off. Used with oxycodone. Not effective, in addition patch doesn't adhere well, adhesive not strong enough to keep it in place w/o having to tape down patch. Would not recommend this patch."

   
1.0

WindyCityGal in Arkansas November 14, 2016

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I'm 30 yo male, 6 months ago a had surgery on broken navicular (arch of foot) ever since I've had occasional swelling and pain towards the end of the day, I'm very active work outdoors. I take Movic as needed but requested something along the line of a cream for on site relief from my Dr, he gave me some Pennsaid samples. I will be requesting a prescription asap! I get relief in 10 minutes of application ! Hope this helps someone"

   
9.0

Maximk November 12, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have rheumatoid A and Stage 4 tibia tendon dysfunctional with collapsed ankles and I use voltaran 1% now and it helps with my pain.But. if you can get 3% gel it's way better, my ins paid for it for a yr but then classified it as experimental and wouldn't cover it"

   
8.0

Luffer (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 7, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "Finally some relief! I suffer from neck/shoulder pain due to a horrific auto accident years ago where my head hit the steering wheel so hard it bent it. I also suffer terribly from Fibromyalgia & arthritis. I have tried Vicodin, Norco, Lortab, Tramadol, Oxycodone etc. as well as Lidoderm patch with absolutely no relief. Morphine worked well but I didn't like the side effects. My doctor suggested the Flector patch and altho I had little hope -- THEY WORKED!! They don't take the pain away completely but do take it down to a manageable level (ie, from 8/9 to 4/5). My only complaint is that I can only wear 2 patches maximum and wish I could put a patch on every pain site. They are amazing!!"

   
10

GrannaSAnne26 November 7, 2016

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Solaraze (diclofenac) for Keratosis: "I had been to the dermatologist for treatment to my lower lip diagnosed as Actinic Keratosis. Initially, he sprayed it with Liquid nitrogen and prescribed Solaraze gel. I used this gel for about 2 months twice daily on the lip. I must mention that there absolutely no effect of this medication on my lip. A total waste of money if you don't have insurance as it can be quite expensive without it. Then I was prescribed all sort of other creams which was nothing but a waste of money on moisturizers. Don't feel bad to question the dermatologist as to what the cream does and whether it will cure you. The most essential treatment for single or isolated AKs is cryotherapy - liquid nitrogen spray."

   
3.0

Cecil1777 November 2, 2016

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have been using Pennsaid for about 8 wks. It is working well in conjunction with cortisone shots in my knees every 3 months. My insurance covered it totally, to my surprise! My only complaint is the pump on the bottle quit working on the first RX before it was empty. It just quit pumping and I had to wait till I could refill my next month supply. POOR DESIGN on the pump."

   
8.0

bad knees November 1, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Had no relief at all from this medicine. Had high hopes that it would lessen pain in knees and hands but unfortunately it did not."

   
2.0

Marcy N October 24, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Cmc jt arthritis...not sure if helps..pain same at thumb joint"

   
2.0

RJ4 (taken for less than 1 month) October 13, 2016

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "oh my gosh,,,,,,,,I have to admit, I had absolutely NO HOPE that a topical would work for my bone on bone osteoarthritis in my knees,,,,,,I've been in some pretty nasty pain, walking with a cane on some days, and unable to walk very far or stand even long enough to do dishes. I'm 51 years old, and I'm using a scooter at Disney World, because I simply CAN NOT walk to the GATE much less around the park,,,, Well, I'm not going to say that suddenly I can run a marathon, nor can I walk around Disney,,,,,,but the stiffness has loosened up, the swelling has gone down, and I can walk around my house without furniture walking,,,,,I can walk in the back yard to walk the dogs and I can stand to do dishes or fold a load of laundry,,,, 5 stars!"

   
10

CommaHolly (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have been using it for 24hrs on right side of my right knee. It works wonders. So far no pain and it does last for 12hours for each application. I didn't expect it to work so quickly."

   
3.0

k.d. (taken for less than 1 month) September 11, 2016

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For Pain: "I've been give Pennsaid for tennis elbow and wrist tendonitis...I wish I had the results others claim, but for me it doesn't seem to do anything."

   
1.0

Non effective in PA (taken for less than 1 month) August 16, 2016

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "better than pain pills works the best and goes right to the pain"

   
10

bgmk321 August 6, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "In a waitress and have osteoarthritis on my knee and moderate foot pain due to over use on days l work. I love this stuff and call it my magic gel. It doesn't take the pain 100% away but it reduces it to a low enough level that I can sleep. Without it I am up for hours twitching and wiggling trying to find comfort after s a long dayday. The scent is mild after a few minutes, and so is my pain level. After a particularly painful day I may apply twice. I don't need this every day so a tube will last me several months, at $30 each tube it does add up but since I don't need it nightly I manage the expense."

   
9.0

1834 July 25, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "My dr gave me Voltaren Gel to help relieve my Ilio-Inguinal Neuralgia as a sample. I don't have a specific dosage, just when it hurts, apply the cream. It works amazing! I mainly use it for break-through pain between doses, and days like this with storms and hectic days at work, I'm able to concentrate on work instead of trying to take my mind off of the pain. Does this come in gallon size with a push handle? Maybe a bath bomb I could put in my jacuzzi tub? Just askin..."

   
10

Gerip93 July 14, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have lived on a formal pain regimine for many years. Among other conditions, I live with psoriatic arthritis and deal with IBS/here from sensitivities to some medications. My internist prescribed Voltaren Gel for me a few years ago. My pharmacist told me to use it sparingly, that with this product less is more. I have followed her advice and use it on an as needed basis for pain that my regular meds just don't seem to control. Like when I blew a tendon in my foot walking my Service Dog or when I fell and wound up with a non-displaced fracture of my tibia. Using Voltaren Gel helped me control the pain so well that I was able to walk with a cane. It is AMAZING how effective it has been for me."

   
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Maggie Pringlemeir (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 12, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "My muscles in my shoulder get really tense because of a pinched nerve in my neck and I also have osteoarthritis and lower back pain this stuff when I have a flare up this stuff works wonders. They now make it in generic so I can afford it now I used to not be able to afford it when it was brand only."

   
8.0

Kristopher-Generic Avaliable N (taken for 6 months to 1 year) July 10, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have a sprained rotator cuff. I was prescribed Voltaren for Plantar Facilities several months ago. I found no relief from the Voltaren for my feet. When I injured My shoulder, I remembered that had the Voltaren so I figured it couldn't hurt to try it. WOW!! AMAZING!! Nothing I have tried orally can even come close to the Voltaren. It is like a miracle. I have never found any medication for anything that was more effective. I guess it just works better for some injuries than others. It is , however, very short acting. But the pain relief it provides is priceless. I have arthritis in my hands, I don't find it helps with that pain. For the certain types of injury it works better than narcotic medication. Smells great Absorbs quickly."

   
10

StaceyBgood July 8, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have horrible pain in my neck from car accident injury. I have not had anything the works like Flector Patches. I tried anti-inflammatory pills but barely noticed any help from them. I tried Lidocaine Pain Patches and it didn't touch the pain at all I suppose because the wound in my neck is too deep for the lidocaine to get to...but the Flector Patches are my "wonder" patch!! They are amazing and I just simply could not survive a day without them. They are crazy expensive and I have to fight tooth and nail to keep them but they are worth the fight!!"

   
10

FeeFox July 8, 2016

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For Pain: "After 2 shoulder operations the pain continued daily. The only options was a total shoulder replacement. After using pennsaid for 2/3 weeks I have very little pain and will not need a shoulder replacement at this time. For the first time in 2 years I can lay on that shoulder at night. I use it at only before bedtime. I have no side effects from the medicine."

   
10

Jeangus June 30, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have RSI in the wrist. I have been doing the streching exercise shown to me by my physio therapist as well as using Volt. I get No relief using it at all. Its just an expensive useless smelly cream in my experience."

   
1.0

Stumpu (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "I was skeptical that a topical application would be effective. I've used Biofreeze my chiropractor recommended which was OK but not great. Got a generic form of Solaraze from the pharmacy in a pump dispenser which makes measuring the gel quick and easy. My mid back aches vanished after the first application. Left hip pain disappeared after first application. Lower back pain has eased so I will continue to apply until the pain is further reduced and hopefully eliminated. Once my low back is better I'll apply on my right knee and neck. I have multi-level degenerative disks with some stenosis. Had back pain since my 20's, now in my mid fifties. This is one of the most effective treatments to date."

   
9.0

JPWhiteHome (taken for less than 1 month) June 24, 2016

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