Skip to Content

User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Diclofenac.

Filter by:
Condition DownUp Reviews Compare Avg. Ratings DownUp
Osteoarthritis 66 reviews 349 medications
   
8.3
Period Pain 29 reviews 82 medications
   
8.1
Sciatica 17 reviews 280 medications
   
7.9
Pain 96 reviews 1094 medications
   
7.9
Migraine 28 reviews 81 medications
   
7.8
Frozen Shoulder 5 reviews 56 medications
   
7.6
Ankylosing Spondylitis 11 reviews 128 medications
   
7.6
Back Pain 53 reviews 178 medications
   
7.5
Rheumatoid Arthritis 26 reviews 341 medications
   
7.4
Muscle Pain 13 reviews 346 medications
   
6.8
Spondyloarthritis 1 reviews 66 medications
   
1.0
Summary of Diclofenac reviews 345 reviews 7.1

Reviews for Diclofenac

Sort by:

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Mama said "If it's too good to be true, it probably is". Except for Cambia. This is good stuff. I get headaches so often I don't often notice unless it's a bad one. Relief comes within 10 to 15 minutes. Maybe even less on an empty stomach. Pain, throbbing, sensitivity, all of it. Best part- I can take it at work (elementary special needs teacher) with no impairment, drowsiness, or pesky side effects whatsoever. That's a BIG deal when working with kids. I keep two packets in my wallet at all times. PS: The taste, mint and black jellybeans, was hard for me to swallow at first. But it's no worse than NyQuil or Robitussin or any of the other horrid things we take to feel better. So what?"

   
10

TheOther77 (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 4, 2016

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Pain: "amazing stuff for joints and muscles alike. after two surgeries, I use it along with pain meds for PT. I use it in place of advil, aspirin or ibuprofin as an anti-inflammatory. it's not just for your joints! use it on muscle pain too, but remember it's real medicine so you need to pay attention to the bead measuring stick that's in the box. less is more, so use it sparingly at first so you can add more if you need it."

   
9.0

amyma (taken for less than 1 month) November 27, 2016

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Back Pain: "I've tried many different meds for back pain and nothing really helped, had 12 epidural injections then burned my nerves. Nothing helped because my doctors didn't know what was wrong. I then went to a chiropractor and within a few weeks it started to help. He found what was wrong just by my x-ray, my hip was about an inch off hitting a nerve. Now I can work again, not 100% but 4 year's suffering to being able to walk somewhat normal is great. Still need meds for pain but way less. If nothing else helps try a chiropractor. Don't wait 4 year's to go. If it don't help in a month stop going its not going to."

   
2.0

Jeff wick November 26, 2016

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "Only took twice a day for my ankylosing spondylitis . Had little relief if any at all. Vimovo worked much better but after a couple months had horrible GI side effects."

   
3.0

SuzCart November 10, 2016

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Back Pain: "My back pain was caused by continuously lifting heavy furniture the wrong way. There was no immediate pain from doing it. But I noticed weeks later, severe back pain that affected my ability to stand for a long period of time without feeling light headed from the pain. No over the counter pain killers helped. When my doctor prescribed me this, it immediately went away. The only side effect I've experienced is feeling fatigued. Like most medications, though, my tolerance for it has built up quickly. And when I don't take it, the pain catches up on me quickly. It's difficult for me to get out of bed if I go more than a day without it. So I'd recommend doing exercises/stretches and don't just depend on it forever."

   
7.0

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

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Period Pain: "Initial dose was effective. However second dose seems to be not as effective. Experiencing pain as if medication was not taken. Will continue to take until pain or heaviest part of cycle declines. Fearful or combining with other pain medication"

   
2.0

Nbm (taken for less than 1 month) November 4, 2016

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cataflam (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "I've had lower back pain for more than 2 months now, went to see a doctor who explain I have a disk bulge but the pain I have is caused by a muscle spasm that is pushing against a nerve. Gave me some exercises and pain relief meds Nothing really worked then I took cataflam which lets the pain go away for 2-3 days (from one pill) I really don't know how it works but its the best medicine for backpain I have taken so far. I just hope it doesnt have side effects on the long run"

   
9.0

ShakB October 31, 2016

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "It's and exceptional ,very good gel. Having back pain for several months, tried all types of medicine, could not relief.as I tried this voltadol forte all the pain dissappear, thanks"

   
10

Bigmus October 25, 2016

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "I've been taking Diclofenac 50mg once a day for many years. If I forget for any reason the pain immediately returns. I am now 60 and the arthritis in my fingers is getting worse, but as I can take up to 3 tablets a day I can just increase my dosage. I recently recommended Diclofenac to a friends 90 year old mother, she had immediate relief and was so thankful."

   
10

Gillie56 October 7, 2016

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Period Pain: "It takes a while for it to kick in, but when it does i feel nothing anymore and i can have a great day instead of sitting home with pain, and it works very long"

   
10

Anonymous October 1, 2016

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Back Pain: "I have 2 herniated discs, I've had steroid injections twice, which work for a while. I've been on Diclofenic for 2 months, the first month was great it reduced my pain dramatically and was able to function / work properly. I ran out of the meds for 3 days and used shop meds (not great), I've been back on Diclofenic for 5 days and it's not working at all, been back to docs who's prescribed Gabapentin, the combination is t working and I'm almost in intolerable pain again."

   
6.0

Yorkshire1972 September 21, 2016

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Cambia is Diclofenac Potassium. This company added flavor consisting of mint and anis (liquorish flavor). Also they added aspartame which is not a good thing. They charge hundreds of dollars for only nine powders. The actual drug of Diclofenac Potassium is cheap and you get a 30 day supply. I just crushed the pill into a powder and took with water just like the Cambia...worked just as fast and tasted better, because it had NO taste. Don't be fooled by the makers of Cambia. It is just another Epi Pen scandal story."

   
1.0

Cambia Hoax (taken for less than 1 month) September 20, 2016

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "It doesn't do me a bit of good."

   
1.0

Maybe Sweet Melissa (taken for 1 to 2 years) September 14, 2016

4 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Sciatica: "i have sciatica since i was 15.......hounestly i take tramadol sometimes...and it doesn't work !!!.... voltaren is good to keep the pain within acceptable limits...but it doesn't eliminate it."

   
6.0

reemooo September 7, 2016

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "I've had the intense headaches for months took one dose and gone!!! Worked for me tasted good"

   
10

Meye Akeen Hed September 3, 2016

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Pain: "It did work when I was in a little less pain with my tooth but not when I was in full agony! Be warned - I took this on an empty stomach as I couldn't eat & I was subsequently vomiting all night!"

   
5.0

Severe Tooth pain September 1, 2016

3 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Back Pain: "I have been on this medicine for almost 3 weeks and still have a lot of back pain. I am disabled from pain however and also have neuropathy in both feet from my back conditions. I also suffer from fibromyalgia.50 mg x3 per day is my dosage along with gabapentin 300mg x3 daily."

   
6.0

rahab July 30, 2016

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Period Pain: "This drug is horrible and a one time dose the side effects were horrible and life threatening never take this drug!!"

   
1.0

Anonymous July 10, 2016

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "Really did the trick for my migraine with no side effects. Tastes terrible but I'll take that over a migraine any day!"

   
10

A Nonie Mouse July 9, 2016

5 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "I have bulging and degenerative discs from my cervical all the way down to my lumbar. I would have it rubbed on my back on days when I couldn't get out of bed or stand up. The cream along with my meds would put me to sleep and then allow me to get up pain free. It's really great after a long day."

   
10

GummieBear09 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 2, 2016

10 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "I have been using diclofenac capsules for over 10 years. It was first introduced to me for heal spurs and it produced excellent results. I can control the pain from heal spurs anytime ti comes on. You must use it on a full stomach. Whilst I understand you can use it for longer periods I do not use it consectively for more than seven days. A take a few days break and use it again. I now use it for knee joint pain, Osteoarthritis, and again it is working wonders - within two days, one a day, 100mg, passes the pain completely. Again I use it sparingly because of the warnings of the side effects. It is a wonder drug for me but generally, Doctors do not recommend it. It was first introduced to me in India and I have continued using it."

   
10

Foodster June 25, 2016

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "I take 75 MG of Diclofenac twice a day for osteoarthritis predominately in the knees. I am a 44 year old male employed full time and spend long periods of time on my feet quite frequently.I can not say enough how much this drug improved my life. My knee pain was getting so bad I thought I was going to need replacement surgery. I can take long walks and run up the stairs again. One caution is to make sure you eat with food and drink plenty of water throughout the day. A glass of milk and a banana does the trick. t will give you an upset stomach if you don't."

   
9.0

Jeff From WI June 8, 2016

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "suffered from gout and joint pain.Took one 50mg tablet and experience pain relief within a few hours and was able to walk freely"

   
10

pedigreeman (taken for less than 1 month) May 31, 2016

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "I have cervical osteoarthritis extending from C5-T1. My pain had increased to the point where I had to have two radiofrequency (RF) neurotomy procedures performed to varying degrees of success. Pain returned, so tried Percocet 5/325 2x day for a month but only provided a temporary relief until the dose would wear off. I became concerned about opiate dependency so I made the decision to stop. Started Diclofenac 75mg ('551' on one side and a fancy 'R' on the other) 1xday and had a SIGNIFICANT reduction in pain after just two days. Bloodwork shows that it does mildly elevate my liver enzymes (ALT of 60) and has slightly lowered RBC, WBC & platelets which is a common side effect. Benefits outweigh the risk at this point, so will continue."

   
9.0

millem23 (taken for less than 1 month) May 18, 2016

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Osteoarthritis: "I'm a 58 year old woman with osteoarthritis and pain in my knees. Tried a lot of things that didn't work including other NSAIDs, shots, tramadol, but have been on this for about 2 months and it is a life saver. I am able to walk 2-3 miles a day with minimal pain, walk up and down steps, and sleep better. I haven't noticed any significant side effects -- perhaps very mild constipation. I will be deferring the knee replacements for a while thanks to this drug. I take it twice a day, 75 mg."

   
10

dogwalker5967 May 13, 2016

22 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Next
Hide