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User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Reviews for Diclofenac

~K~ · Taken for less than 1 month July 20, 2019

For Muscle Pain: "1 day after starting Zipsor I noticed my thumb starting to twitch about mid day. By 6pm it was really aggravating. I stopped taking it!"

Cootje · Taken for 1 to 6 months July 10, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Voltaren didn’t do anything for my knee problems. Worthless."

SUSH · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 15, 2019

For Sciatica: "Voltaren (diclofenac) it helped to treat my mother's Sciatica problem."

Staylor · Taken for 2 to 5 years June 5, 2019

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Honestly this is my Go-To when my migraine is an 8 or higher. Taken on an empty stomach with very minimal water used to mix. Take as a shot, Then fill the glass with an entire water bottle to get what’s left over and hydrate your body. Afterwards relax maybe even a small 20-30 minute nap after and I'm good to go like I never even had a migraine in the first place! They do tend to be expensive so like I said I only use when 8 or higher since I take Aimovig shot once a month to keep the headaches down."

Ann · Taken for less than 1 month June 2, 2019

For Pain: "I started taking diclofenac after meloxicam wasn’t working. I have had numerous heart tests, but I always have pain in and around the chest and arms. Neck pain and finger pain. It seemed to helped for a day or two, then the cheat pain and arm pain, and pain under sternum are pretty rough. Dizziness too. Has anyone ever experienced this. It’s been quite frightening. Thank you"

sf100 May 29, 2019

For Back Pain: "Three months ago, I started Diclofenac 75mg twice a day for facet joint syndrome. The achy joint pain is reduced by 50-75% (yay!), but the associated nerve pain (tingling, burning, stabbing) is unaffected and still requires Vicodin to alleviate daily flareups."

Disappointed · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 21, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "My Voltaren is destined for the trashcan. I used the product several times for moderate back pain over a one year period. Did absolutely nothing for me. It's a pricey product, not covered by my insurance, and proved ineffective. I switched back to the cheaper products on the market which are much more effective."

scottie · Taken for less than 1 month May 14, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "After 5-6 days on Voltaren the pain from my tennis elbow dropped from a 8 down to a 1 based on a scale of 1-10.....10 being the greatest pain, so yes it works"

Marky May 9, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "My back was in pain and I was bent over and couldn't stand up straight, the pain was bad and I have taken strong pain meds for years. I started taking Voltaren 75mg. The next day I was 75% better. The following day my back pain I was 100% better, so I am very pleased that the voltaren tablets worked."

shespeaks · Taken for 6 months to 1 year April 23, 2019

For Period Pain: "Diclofenac works wonders, zero period pain, reduced bleeding, I can function normally with the injections or suppository as I feel less side effects with these."

Ray · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 21, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I currently have osteoarthritis in my left knee. I had arthroscopic surgery in January of this year. I think the surgery has not helped my problem. I use Voltaren gel on my knee three times each day. I am very pleased with the result and have had less pain since using this treatment."

Oj · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 10, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: "49 year old female, diagnosed with osteoarthritis in 2013. Never took any medication for the pain. Just Ibrupofen on days when it gets worse. Was prescribed Diclofenac by my GP in November 2018. It worked well, knocked off the pains and for the 1st time in years I was almost pain free everyday, BUT then the gastric bleeding started. I've stopped taking it, bleeding has stopped. Dr has put me on Naproxen. Just started today. Waiting to see if there'll be any side effects."

Skateboard 8 · Taken for less than 1 month April 6, 2019

For Pain: "I've been popping Aleve like candy until I broke down and went to the doctor. Turns out the reason it was so painful to take a step was because of tendonitis of the Achilles, now after taking diclofenac once I was bouncing around like a teenager again."

Shelly · Taken for 1 to 6 months April 2, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Not effective for arthritis in my hands. I felt no difference whatsoever. Very expensive and not effective."

Chandalicious · Taken for less than 1 month March 15, 2019

For Back Pain: "I suffered for weeks with back pain prior on a Ibuprofen and a muscle relaxer combo then my doctor switched me to diclofenac, and in one day it worked"

Toppo · Taken for less than 1 month March 9, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "I have been struggling for a couple of years with pain in my right knee. Problems sleeping and now walk with a limp. Bought Voltarol after seeing numerous glowing adverts on tv. Very expensive and an absolute waste of money. This cream made no difference at all. Rubbish."

Nomi · Taken for 2 to 5 years March 6, 2019

Zipsor (diclofenac) for Pain: "I've been taking Zipsor for hip pain for about 4 years. Yes, it can be rough on the stomach but a daily Prilosec is the remedy for that. Without the Zipsor I have a difficult time functioning normally as the pain can get intense from inflammation. The only trouble I've come across is my doctor reluctant to prescribe long term. I've not found another form of NSAID that works as well and I've tried many! As long as I can get the prescription and insurance will pay I will always use this product. It's a lifesaver!"

jimmy February 14, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "had gout on and off now for 20 years and always used voltaren 75 at the first signs of an attack. I take one tablet and the symptoms are usually gone in about 3 to 4 hours. I have been to doctors on several occasions when ran out of voltaren and asked for volteren on perscription but always told that they are not good to take and always given rubbish that does not work. I normally go on holiday to spain and get pills over the counter at local pharmacy."

Mgjyd · Taken for less than 1 month February 12, 2019

Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "Usually I take 2 tablets of Panadol and it works in 30 minutes, but this time I tried 2 tablets of Cataflam 50 mg and it SUCKS!!! It’s been an hour, the pain is incredibly intense and I have dizziness and nausea because of it. I’m only feeling worse!!"

Derrick · Taken for less than 1 month February 7, 2019

For Back Pain: "I started having neck stiffness which progressed to right shoulder and forearm spasm, tingling sensation and severe pain. Doctor initially prescribed tramadol and anarex which worked a little while until I experienced side effects from tramadol. Anarex does not alleviate the pain. Finally doctor presribed diclofenac sodium 50mg three times a day. I can attest that this drug really is my saviour. Pain scale drops from 10 to 2 within a day of taking. However, after taking for two weeks, I thought my shoulder pain has subsided so I stopped taking for two days and then the unbearable pain suddenly came back this morning. I guess I need to continue taking this medication until doctor review my MRI report."

Theonlysos · Taken for 2 to 5 years February 6, 2019

For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis at the age of 10. Doctors would prescribe strong opioid pain killers. I get more relief from the diclofenac gel applied to my joints and muscles than from any pain killer. Diclofenac gel is more affective for me than oxycodone, Morphine, Dilaudid, etc."

anonymous January 25, 2019

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Sciatica: "If you apply the ointment/gel cover it up with a piece Saranwrap - no need to wait for it to dry and it can incubate that way without anybody noticing. Try to do this when you feel the first signs of sciatica...that'll do the trick."

K · Taken for less than 1 month January 7, 2019

Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "I have severe osteoarthritis, and recently my shoulder started hurting so bad I couldn't sleep, as well as my thumb. I am on pain meds for fibromyalgia but was taking 4 Advil at night which didn't help the arthritis at all. By the 2nd day of the (Dr. given) samples of Zorvolex, the shoulder and thumb pain was barely noticeable. Sadly, my insurance won't cover it and I can't afford the almost $500 a month. Hoping to get some help from another resource because this med really works."

Billy B · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 7, 2019

For Osteoarthritis: "I have read 2 pages of your reviews and the information is very interesting, a good cross section of reviews. I will be 88 yrs. old March 3 2019 I am 5'3'' tall I weight between 129-130 #. I have OA used diclofenac for 5 years the results have better then good. I believe it takes a little more then a pill you have to keep your body in fair condition too. Total pain does not go away for me but it's very livable."

BigDaddyCracker · Taken for 2 to 5 years January 4, 2019

For Not Listed / Other: "I used this gel for Joint pain caused by lupus. I apply it 3 or 4 time daily for pain in hips, knees, hands and wrists. Used to replace oral NSAIDs. Good addition to other Lupus drugs to relieve symptoms."

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