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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 391 reviews 7.0

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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."

   
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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"

   
9.0

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."

   
8.0

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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For Period Pain: "very helpful and good drug. It reduces my heavy period and no pain at all. I can work and not scared of getting soak...."

   
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flolay (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 15, 2017

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For Pain: "I've been using 25 to 50 mg Voltaren every few days for severe discogenic (Pain is from one or more intervertebral discs) disease, fingers fairly badly affected by osteoarthritis and hips that are soon to be replaced. With it I can move around without disabling discomfort for about a day before it wears off completely. Otherwise I've been taking low dose OTC (Australia) codeine/paracetamol which also works for short periods and not quite as well. I decided to treat myself to a pain free week with Voltaren 25mg morning and night for a whole week and it has kept me pain free. BUT my anxiety and irritability have gone through the roof. It didn't dawn on me until the end of the week that it was related to Voltaren. Back to alternating with codeine/paracetamol and more baseline pain. Pity."

Janet Jones June 9, 2017

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For Migraine: "Had this drug prescribed to me and the Doctor did not tell me the side effects then two weeks after taking it I was admitted to hospital with kidney failure. Beware of this drug. Why is it not banned in New Zealand??? I will recover. Lesson: Ask your Doctor "will it Kill you????""

Noaks May 30, 2017

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For Pain: "Used this for years for my spinal condition and eventually ended up with a hard to diagnose heart condition, I'm pretty sure brought on by diclofenac. I tried my utmost to keep the number of pills I took to an absolute minimum and did not take these pills that often, only in dire need. They were effective up to a point, although sometimes I had quite painful throbbing in the region of my kidneys. This treatment is a lottery and has the potential to kill some patients with it's side effects. It's ingredients are strangely similar to vioxx, which had a wide world ban for it's effects on patients hearts. To my mind, diclofenac seems like a rebranding of vioxx, the offending 'ingredient' being oxidase 2, the same as vioxx. DO NOT TAKE if you have heart problems!"

Heartache2 May 24, 2017

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For Pain: "After being born breech, and having both hips dislocated at a time when operations were not thought of. Then giving birth to 7 wonderful children in a short stretch of time. The stress to my hips has taken a crippling tole. I was rarely ever able to get myself out of bed without the feeling of train spikes stabbing into my hips. Voltarane gel enabled me to start my day but the Diciofenac slow release 75mg. Allows me to work my eight hours and come home to enjoy time with my kids instead of going directly to bed in too much pain to live life."

   
9.0

Momof7littleelfs (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2017

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For Pain: "This is the 2nd time in two years my podiatrist as prescribed Diclofenac Sod EC 75MG to me to alleviate inflammation at my achilles tendon to heel of the foot. These pills are amazing!! Taken with food, one in morning & one at evening. Within one day of taking the medication, the pain virtually gone and I can walk without heel pain or limping. While the Dr. gave me a three week supply, he said to take only for as long as necessary. I have had no side effects."

Ted2017 May 18, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Back Pain: "Personally it's the best gel I have used to warm up my back muscles, making the muscles feel like I've stretched for 15 - 20 min. Don't expect miracles. You should not be expecting this gel to completely alleviate back pain. It's not supposed to do that. It's supposed to get your muscles to a place where you can do other things more easily to attain painlessness via a combined effort. For a lot of back pain, if you use the gel in conjunction with consistent stretching (twice daily) whilst consuming the correct diet and being active enough to lower your body weight, you will be in a much better place in no time - so be encouraged! The gel really helps you do the things you need to do physically to get to that place."

   
9.0

IrishAido May 11, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "This is the best product ever highly recommended for tooth aches. It was the only thing which would completely get rid of the pain from a wisdom tooth infection."

   
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19887Mel (taken for less than 1 month) May 10, 2017

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Pain: "This is the only non prescription pain relief that will take away the pain of a toothache or any other body pain within an hour. I have not found them effective for a migraine headache."

   
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Alligator Creek (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2017

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