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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 329 reviews 7.1

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Pain: "This is an update since my last post. I took Zorvolex for 1 month. Experienced only one side effect - slight increase in blood sugar. But, it's finally under control. I can sit & watch TV. Take a brisk walk around the park. I still err on the cautious side & wear my back brace during any physical activity like grocery shopping, gardening, vacuuming, washing the car, etc. I occasionally have to stop, stretch & rest my back. I'm 63 years old & this is as close to normal as my back is going to get. That my friends, is good enough for me!"

   
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Harleymon April 28, 2016

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For Sciatica: "Knocked me out heart was working overtime increased sweating and vomitting blurred vision headache this medicine does not work for me at all stopped taking it two days ago and still have symptoms"

   
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Southbeach4625 April 26, 2016

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For Sciatica: "I suffered with sciatica for about 4 years , I tried P.T, pain meds and nothing worked until i tried Diclofenac 50mg. no more pain meds for me whoop whoop!"

   
10

Claire H. (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 21, 2016

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For Back Pain: "Have used off and on for three years for severe back pain/spasms as well as tendinitis of the elbow. Diclofenac (75mg) is moderately effective at best, at least for me. It's about the same as a single Ibuprofen (Advil) which is to say not useful for serious pain. Everyone's different I guess. Unfortunately my doctor refuses to prescribe anything else."

   
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Martinson99 April 18, 2016

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For Pain: "I was given diclofenac for an inflamed tendon in my foot. I was told to take it for 3 weeks and see how my symptoms were. After 3 weeks my foot pain was gone. I was told to drop it to 1 pill per day for 3 more weeks. I had been in menopause for over a year. I got a period and one of the side effects is changes in your menstrual cycle. Not happy. After I stopped taking the pills, about a week now, I've had horrible pain in both knees that I didn't have before, and the pain in my foot is back. I have a popping in the back of one knee that someone says sounds like it may be a baker's cyst. I can't even walk normal. I have an appointment this coming week and will try to follow up. Not sure if this caused it, but too much of a coincidence."

   
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otterpop1963 April 17, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Took diclofenac 75 mg DR (delayed release) twice / day for 1 month, then once / day for 2 weeks, then stopped. Worked well with 90-95% improvement in reduced pain and stiffness due to inflammation from one degenerative disk in lower back and some osteoarthritis --- within 3-4 days ! No side effects. Take with food on the stomach. Drink more water than normal to flush system and hydrate kidneys."

   
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finally ! (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 17, 2016

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For Back Pain: "I was in a car accident 3 years ago and it seems that every summer from July and September, when humidity is at its worst, I get really bad lower back pain. My doctor put me on this 2 years ago, 50mg once a day, and I honestly don't think I would survive the summer without it. One of my major problems I was getting out of bed in the morning, I couldn't even roll over the pain was so bad. So basically what I do is set my alarm 1/2 hour earlier so I can take it and let it work a little bit before I have to be up and out. I went from having to take so many days off of work to feeling so much relief. Since Physical Therapy didn't work for me, I will probably continue to take this as long as I have pain."

   
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Islanders chick April 16, 2016

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Zorvolex (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "Do not take this medication. I got collagenous colitis from taking this medication. It took a couple of months of extreme diarrhea to diagnose this problem. I have to take a steroid now to stop the diarrhea! !!!"

c mccann (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 9, 2016

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Osteoarthritis: "38yo female, suffered severe neck pain for about 5 years with no success in any type of treatment (massage, spinal reflex, nerve pain specialists etc.). I have spent a small fortune on my neck pain. I have finally self-diagnosed as osteoarthritis after feeling sand-like grit in my neck and a few internet searches. Thought I would try voltaren and magic. Only need to take 50mg once per day and no neck pain. Highly recommend."

   
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Success!! March 30, 2016

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "My sister used to work for Novartis, a company which produces Caraflam. I remembered the first few months of my period, I didn't feel painful as how I do now. My other sisters always need to take Caraflam. So when I couldn't bear the cramps anymore I took it, it started working about an hour later, I didn't feel painful anymore. Even though my sisters are pharmacists, they always told me that the less medicines I take, the better it would be. So I tried not to use it. It was the worst ever, I took one, it didn't work well when it reached the max of pain. I threw up and took another one. After an hour, it worked. So if you decide to use Caraflam, take it before it's painful."

   
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Hnguyen95 March 19, 2016

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For Osteoarthritis: "Have been taking this medication 50mg twice daily for six months now. I am a 48 yo white male in good health but I do have various pain issues due to years of full contact sports in my youth and working construction most of my adult life. I have had carpal tunnel release surgery in both hands and have a plate and some screws in my right hand from a boxing fracture. I also have knees that ache and pop and shoulder and elbow issues as well as pain and spasms in my back. My doctor put me on diclofenac and my elbow shoulder and especially my hand issues respond greatly to this medication. The back and my knees not so much and use other medications to help with them. Usually after about a half hour my hand pain and stiffness is gone. very happy"

   
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Jap3 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2016

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For Pain: "Maker of diclofanec...you are the best!!! I hope your as happy to hear good results from pain suffers, we are just as happy you make this miracle pill. God Bless your scientists and manufacture. God bless."

   
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SageMarie2009 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 14, 2016

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For Back Pain: "My neurologist gave me this medication and it is a miracle pill. I take it with omeprazol and Zantac ranitidine, no problems. My diabetic neuropathy and back pain from nerve inpingement is gone, I also had epidural back injections and I'm back to doing things. These two doctor's did a miracle for me.please don't be afraid to try this drug. Also, epidural nerve blocks. Greatest thing. Good luck!! Wish everyone wellness and pain relief. God Bless!!!"

   
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SageMarie2009 March 14, 2016

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Cataflam (diclofenac) for Period Pain: "This miracle drug has saved me so many times. I suffer from unbearable abdominal pains from ovulation to period... It's very effective and goes directly to the source of ANY other pain I suffer. Whoever invented it should be called a hero.!!"

   
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Pat_ventura March 7, 2016

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "My trial with Diflucanec has been approx eight weeks now and it has eased my lower back pain. However, my liver enzymes have spiked, my urine output is in large volumes, and my upper back has a irritable rash cascading on it. I failed the trial due to my body trying to tell me something about this and medication."

   
4.0

Tie (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 5, 2016

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "I found this medication online with some web searches during major migraine. I asked my neurologist for a prescription and fortunately she agreed. She'd never heard of it before, so was hesitant. My insurance covers this a better price than other migraine abortants. It's my go to now. I highly recommend. Use as little water as possible, then rinse the cup with water and drink whatever residue. It works wonders and truly dosen't taste bad."

   
8.0

kismetangel (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 29, 2016

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