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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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Diclofenac Rating Summary

7.7/10 Average Rating

178 Ratings with 158 User Reviews

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "I used the gel once, as prescribed and broke out in to a rash all over my body. The rash is called Erythema multiforme. I was covered in bright red,raised welts and hives for close to two weeks. The experience was itchy, uncomfortable and over all unpleasant. My Dr. said to stop using the gel but the most frustrating part was there was nothing anyone can do. It simply needed to "run it's course!" Use at your own risk!"

   
1.0

Not a good match (taken for less than 1 month) June 21, 2017

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"It worked well for the pain in my shin that came after I began walking again. I couldn't find the dosage card because I had opened the package a while ago and didn't realize what it was. I tried to find one online to print, but I couldn't find one. It would be good to at least to be able to measure the amount even if it wasn't plastic."

Knox Al June 9, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "This gel has worked for me, but of course,everyone is different. It takes a few applications for it to work."

   
9.0

santanarrr June 1, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "I started using Voltaren Gel 1% in 2015 and it really did help decrease my pain in my neck, lower back, hips, knees, ankles, elbows, and wrists. But do need to apply 4 times per day. I have Ehlers-Danlos syndrome type III hypermobility . My ligaments and tendons are weak and has been affecting my joints, needing to have 2 neck surgeries, bunions, and wrist surgery. I switched over to the generic Diclofenac 3% gel. Let me tell you it works! Unfortunately this higher dose costs anywhere from $600.00 - $1,100.00 for a 100 Gram tube. Downside is that it's marketed for skin Actinic Keratosis."

   
9.0

Sheri B (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 15, 2017

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "I was prescribed the Flector Patch a little over a month ago for rotator cuff aggravation. I also suffer from osteoarthritis in my knees with one having had meniscus surgery 3.5 years ago, and also sciatica and disc herniation in lower back ect. I cannot take NSAIDs orally because they affect my heart rate and blood pressure . I am extremely sensitive to medication. My ortho doctor prescribed these to try for my shoulder and I was pleasantly surprised that they help as much as they do. I have since tried them for a sciatica flare up, worked very well, and also cut one in half and put each half on a knee last night because I was in a lot of pain , knees are great today! Tape to reinforce, stretch patch 1st . I only use as needed not daily."

   
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donna (48) (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 15, 2017

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "Painful osteoarthritis in both thumbs; Celebrex works but side-effects terrifying. GP prescribed these. I expected same relief with fewer side effects (s-e's)--possible s-e's turn out to be same. Have used for only 24 hours with some pain relief. But try cutting these in half and wrapping around thumb down to lower joint, surprised they stay on fairly well but they are ugly white, I can't wear out of the house. Besides, nowhere does it say they are for arthritis pain, just minor aches, sprains, strains etc. Afraid to use continually or long term due to s-e's. Terribly expensive for just an NSAID with terrible potential side-effects. (1 box with insurance $140, on retirement)"

   
5.0

Osteo sufferer May 12, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "Works really well , but the size of the tube compared to the box it comes in is very very deceiving , when I bought my 50g one thought it was going to be bigger when it came out the box I thought someone had switched it for a smaller version just look before you buy"

   
8.0

Jono69 May 11, 2017

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"I was given this initially for arthritis in my hands, though now I use it for muscle pain attributed to cervical, thoracic and, oh heck, spinal problems. I am careful about how much I use, keep it all within perimeters. This, so far, is keeping me from having to go in 2-3 times a year for spinal shots. Also provides relief to my hands and now my wrist."

   
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Lilsue (taken for 1 to 2 years) May 3, 2017

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"After trying this gel I feel much improvement in my knees and hands from arthritis. Even tho the swelling is not diminished, the pain is improved so that I can sleep. After many months of chiropractic adjustments, I still suffered from periformis pain, and some sciatica as I recovered from Stroke that postponed walking for about 1.5 yrs. after a triple-bypass surgery that left me without the use of my right side. This gel helped significantly. That is when I became acquainted with it's uses as a pain reliever. I don't use oral NSAIDS after such surgery, as it's not recommended, but I find no side effects using the salve."

   
9.0

Mommysan April 23, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "I tried voltaren due to pain and stiffness in lower back maybe due to L5/s1 prolapse, (diagnosed on MRI but not a big one) and (probably) over doing things in the garden. I was waking up due to pain and found moving extremely difficult and painful. I was at the point of taking pain relief before bed and again at around 4 a.m. With no expectations but exasperation I tried voltaren. It really has worked very much to my surprise!!! I did not expect such a good result or any result, I was just so fed up I grabbed a tube to mix up with the oral meds! It's helped my sleep in a matter of days and I'm much more comfortable. I don't take oral pain killers now and whilst I can still feel it, it's nowhere near the way it was. I can move properly again"

   
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Suzanne74111 April 11, 2017

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "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): "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."

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

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "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."

   
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Hank J March 12, 2017

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"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."

   
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Mona steel March 8, 2017

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "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): "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."

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

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

   
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0000pp0 December 27, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "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."

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

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "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."

   
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Shawnsss November 24, 2016

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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac): "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."

   
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Peggyboooo75 November 22, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "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): "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."

   
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WindyCityGal in Arkansas November 14, 2016

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Flector Patch (diclofenac): "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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"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."

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

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