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User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Summary of Diclofenac reviews 7.0 400 reviews

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have been using voltaren (diclofenac) for my RA for 27 years without any other strong medications. Yes, I lost my knee joints and had their replacement, however, for all these 27 years I have never stopped working full time job as a teacher. The most recent dosage is 150 mg a day. If I had stronger pain, I did diclofenac shots to myself and that helped a lot. What I noticed, the quality of the European diclofenac is much higher. After staying on the US production or maybe because of aging (or both), I've started feeling side effects: GERD and stomachache at night. So it's time to find something else, though I am grate full to this medication for keeping me alive and productive for 27 years!"

   
10

Diclofriend (taken for 10 years or more) December 10, 2017

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "I've taken triptans for years as an abortive therapy, and recently started on some preventatives. My neurologist thought that I should try Cambia, saying that it was faster-acting (and better for me in the long term - not sure if I buy that, after looking at the side effects) than triptans. It lessened the intensity of my migraine for about two hours, after which my migraine was worse than ever. I ended up having to take a double dose of triptan. The package that I have (sample) does contain aspartame, which I know I don't react well to, so perhaps that was part of the problem. Anyway, I won't be trying it again. The powder dissolves quickly, but I found the taste pretty awful - like drinking toothpaste."

   
1.0

HKSS December 6, 2017

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For Pain: "I was prescribed Diclofenac Sodium tablets for emergency medicine regarding my Chronic Paroxsymal Hemicrania. It was ineffective at alleviating any pain. I'd feel a small reduction in pain level for about 30 minutes then it would spike back up. It caused my blood glucose to shoot up and I am non-diabetic. It also caused me a great deal of stomach cramps, burning pain below sternum, belching, heartburn and diarrhea. I had better response on Ibuprofen and that did very little."

   
1.0

SpoonieQueen (taken for less than 1 month) November 20, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Muscle Pain: "I have Marfans/EDS/Fibromyalgia mixed connective tissue disorder with intense muscle spasms and pain. Voltaren actually reduces to Rids muscle and all other pain in my miserable body. I can't take narcotics as i vomit and they don't work, but oddly Voltaren does work for me. Also works on those with arthritis (as originally intended) and several people have commented this cream/gel has been the only med, oral or topical, to truly help. I use Brand as generics of anything don't work."

   
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Fullbodypain (taken for 10 years or more) November 19, 2017

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I took this medication for Osteoarthritis, and it helped so much. Surprisingly, it nearly stopped my chronic migraines too. The best thing about Zorvolex is that I do not get the ear ringing that other NSAIDs or the regular dose of generic diclofenac cause. The only down side is that I turned 65, and Medicare Part D doesn't cover it. I was able to get an exception for one year, but what they paid was minimal. Before 65, I only paid $50 a month. It tripled. I just couldn't afford it anymore, so I've stopped taking it. My ears are ringing again. I hope there will be an affordable generic soon."

Infomam November 5, 2017

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "This medication has truly changed my life. It gets rid of every migraine every single time. The only issue is that the two insurances I’ve tried to fill it on won’t approve. It’s hundreds of dollars for 5 (?) packets I think. Must of us can’t afford that."

   
9.0

Joybelley (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 3, 2017

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "As Cambia Hoax said, it's mint and anise-flavored diclofenac potassium, with artificial sweeteners (sucralose, i.e., Splenda, not aspartame) and some other inactive ingredients. It's priced at only ~$600 for nine 50mg packets, while the actual cost is pennies. If this is not a scam, I don't know what is..."

Cambia SCAM (taken for less than 1 month) October 29, 2017

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Muscle Pain: "I was misled by a person working in the pharmacy I visited and asked if cataflam is an NSAID as I am allergic to these medications. I was shown that it does not say so on the package. One Cataflam taken caused my eyes to itch and swell within 2 hours. It was only then I had the good sense to check online for myself to see that it was."

Caribbean man October 12, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Doesn't help at all. Lots of money for no easing of pain."

Anonymous October 7, 2017

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For Period Pain: "I have had menstrual pain for years. I have used used drugs like ibrufen, feldin and others but only ended up with another pain (upper abdominal pain) it was so bad that I decided to write my final project on menstrual pain. It was during that time of research that I came across diclofenac as a pain relief. I immediately switched to using it and its being very helpful.I find the brand by hovid very effective. The pink one it's 100mg. I take just tab a day and I can run around. Although it takes about 30mins or more sometimes to start working, but once it starts the rest of my day is smooth .Then I take as soon as I'm up the next day. For a better effect I start to take as soon as I start having pre-menstural pain. It is great. I'm so glad I stumbled across it."

doo-shine September 23, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I want to answer Bellestar above and give a comment. I wonder why she was told Diclofenac is being discouraged from use. My son who has a connective tissue disease and has severe joint issues was given the drug years ago by the wonderful Pain Clinic Hospital . It was a miracle drug for his pain. He's had no side effects that we know of."

   
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Countrymom8 (taken for 5 to 10 years) September 21, 2017

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For Pain: "I have a few problems posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, pain due to large uterine fibroid, plus general joint and muscle aches (cause as yet undiagnosed). My doctor put me on diclofenac because of concerns that I was taking too much ibuprofen, but the diclofenac did almost nothing. Once it kicks in, I have mild pain relief for up to three hours max. It doesn't help uterine pain at all. I took it twice a day for weeks and it never helped. Also had diarrhea and upset stomach. Ibuprofen was infinitely better than diclofenac."

   
1.0

strandedagain September 20, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I found no relief from using this product for osteo arthritis"

   
2.0

Sparxy (taken for less than 1 month) September 12, 2017

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For Muscle Pain: "Badly strained shoulder muscle; no relief after 4 days of ice & Aleve. Forked out the $$ to see my doc, & he prescribed diclofenic sodium TBEC 75 mg. Overnight relief! Second day, feels almost healed!!! The only reason I didn't give it a 10 is because I have to eat a really good size meal to avoid nausea, & of course I need to lose some weight. But otherwise, bless you, Doc!!"

   
9.0

Gayle D. August 29, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "Pain so bad I could not walk. All gone! This drug has been a miracle and given me back my active life style"

   
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Kayski2 (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 23, 2017

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Although no medication completely rids my migraines (I get stroke like symptoms with my migraines) aura with numbness on right or left side- depending on side of pain, dizziness and off balance. It's absolutely horrible! But when I take Cambia right away it relives the killer pain! I still get my warning signs but the migraine passes much more quickly with this medication! It does tend to make me feel a little weird-my nerves feel over sensitive. But I got a migraine around 8am today took cambia! And on my way to work at 12:30pm! Miracle!"

   
9.0

Sarah Manns August 21, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Ankylosing Spondylitis: "I have ankylosing spondylitis in my heels, fingers, shoulders, neck, shoulder blades, hips, front ribs and spine. It started in my lower spine 42 years ago. After recently having had a bacterial lung infection for a 5 weeks, and walking about 3 kms when I was well again, the pain all over was excruciating. I had a Voltaren injection 5 days ago and have been pain-free since then. No side effects at all."

   
8.0

St Cheri (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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For Pain: "I have taken this for Bursitis of the elbow. I've been on it for 5 days now (50MG twice a day) and I have noticed very little relief from the pain in the bursa itself. Keeping a pad on the elbow has prevented it from flaring up more, but I don't think the drug has helped me at all."

   
2.0

Dogranch (taken for less than 1 month) August 14, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I was diagnosed with RA 32years ago. My initial treatment was Myocrisin [gold injections] and diclofenac during flare ups. After 18 years the Myocrisin was not working, so medication was changed. Since then quality of life has not been good, and the only relief from pain was Diclofenac, which settled things down in 1-2 days. Now told it was being discouraged from use, so taken off it. All the alternatives have not worked, so persuaded a new Rhumatologist to re-instate it for short while and life was good again. I had no side effects from this drug. When a flare up occurs I take 2 in the day 75mg and everything quietens down, then it may be weeks before another attack. To me it is a wonder drug. All drugs are a risk, and for me this is good"

   
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bellestarr10 August 3, 2017

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For Pain: "I had been having major pain in my neck and lower back. Also awful joint pain in my elbows. The pain left so fast I forgot that I had been hurting. Worked great for me only thing negative is that it makes me sweat also I've been gaining weight. And I believe the weight gain is because of the medicine."

   
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Neniegail (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 31, 2017

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For Pain: "I had acute bursitis of the knee while training for a 10k. My doctor had me on diclofenac, which really helped me get back to training faster than I had thought possible. I had no noticeable, negative side affects."

JMIII (taken for less than 1 month) July 25, 2017

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For Aseptic Necrosis: "constant nausea....I tried this to replace tramadol which was making me sick as hell but this drug is worse"

nerodog (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 19, 2017

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For Pain: "This is a magic pills for a tooth extraction pain. I had a lower second molar surgical extraction. After 4 days my pills was finished and 5th day I had terrible pain. Doctor gave me Diclofenac tablets again for 5 days. 30 minutes After taken the pill my pain totally gone. That's why I called magic pills."

   
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Jagath kumaranayaka (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have a lot of leg and feet pain, I hope this work's Thanks"

Everredy (taken for less than 1 month) June 23, 2017

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "I've had migraines for decades, did all kinds of naturopaths, acupuncture iridologist, meds & Botox injections. I have used two packets of Cambia and so far so good. Will continue to see how it goes. There are many warnings with this drug. So be aware & in the meantime keep healing"

Good Luck Stay Medically Safe June 22, 2017

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