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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 65 reviews 350 medications
   
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7.6
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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 216 reviews 6.4

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I did physical therapy, icing, resting, every technique to try to stop the pain in my knee. I have osteoarthritis as well. This medication was the only thing that worked and stopped the pain in my knee. I am so happy my doctor prescribed this drug for me."

   
10

Joey Myla March 27, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I was prescribed Voltaren Gel for the arthritis in my hands and bursitis in my elbows. I also have severe pain down the IT band area in both legs and my hips and low back give me problems (DDD in low back). Since using Voltaren Gel I can make it through the day without the aching and usually debilitating pain that I get when I don't use it. Fortunately I only need to use it once a day in the morning and that gets me through until the next day. This medicine works. It smells bad at first when you put it on but I can deal with that."

   
9.0

mkztg March 20, 2017

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "Useless. Tried for several days on torn rotator cuff and hip labrum. Thought I could get same relief from ibuprofen but maybe without the nosebleed side effects. But got no relief at all. Waste of $20 coupon. Notice many of the positive reviews are from those also using OxyContin."

   
1.0

247W (taken for less than 1 month) March 19, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I had back surgery 6 months ago, three discectomies, and a rod and five screws implanted. While it is stated it is not approved for spinal use, I have found Voltaren extremely beneficial. While I still have pain in the neighborhood of an 8 out of 10, I feel that it would always be a 10 without Voltaren. Many thanks to my PA for recommending it."

   
10

Hank J March 12, 2017

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For Pain: "I had a Torn tendon in left shoulder Ltd movement of arm. I used patch 200mg for seven days, did not help an iota, very disappointed , no idea what medicines were penetrated into my body, would not recommend."

   
2.0

Mona steel March 8, 2017

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Flector Patch (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have been using these off and on for years. Best relief after using as directed for about 48 hours, using a new patch every 12 hours. This medication is for inflammation so it takes a little while for swelling to subside enough for pain relief. I use along with oxycodone and muscle relaxers and honestly think I get more relief from the patches. They are just so expensive I can only fill my prescription once my deductible is met for the year and even then I have to download a coupon. My cost for a full month is about $70. Much better than almost $600!"

   
8.0

1108Kimbo January 24, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have arthritis in my ankles, knees, sacroiliac area, and hip. I also have fibromyalgia. It hurts so much I can barely move. When ever I have pain, I use Voltaren Gel. This stuff is a lifesaver. It helps me regain my joint flexibility and I can move and walk around again. Also, I am not crying out in pain. My life was horrible before Voltaren Gel. Now, I have a normal life again and can manage my symptoms."

   
10

whicket (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 22, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have Carpal tunnel syndrome. There are nights the pain is unbearable. I have applied prescription Voltaren Gel and it brings significant relief. I rub the gel into the wrist, palm, and fingers."

   
10

Pa Pa John 1935 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 15, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I was hit by a police car in 2002. I was in recovery for a year. From the head down. Broken jaw, 4 disks crushed my neck. Both collar bones, 7 broken ribs and a shatered pelvis. So many pills, patches and injections. Under the knife many times. A real humpty dumpty story. I have more pins, screws in me than your local hard wear store. Note: I don't want to over state the how effective it is but it works. Talking to my doctor about the pain. He gave me this to try. Well my 1st thought was "just another snake oil" But it'sfreak'in amazing, it works like magic. Why did I not recive this years ago. The Drugest gave me a stupid look. And said it just became generic. All those years I would have paid anything. When your in pain, money is no object"

   
8.0

Perkytires January 7, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac) for Pain: "I hit my toe and half my foot swollen."

   
10

0000pp0 December 27, 2016

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Pennsaid (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I love this medication. I wasmin pain for 7 months with no sign of relief. My doctor gave me samples and I could not believe the instant relief I got from this medication. So far I'm not experiencing any side effects and I hope it continues to be this way."

   
10

Mommy Doo (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 29, 2016

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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."

   
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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!!"

   
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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!"

   
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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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