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User Reviews for Diclofenac

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

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Condition Avg. Ratings Reviews Compare
Osteoarthritis
8.2
   
88 reviews 351 medications
Period Pain
8.1
   
41 reviews 82 medications
Sciatica
8.0
   
22 reviews 282 medications
Ankylosing Spondylitis
7.6
   
13 reviews 138 medications
Back Pain
7.6
   
67 reviews 178 medications
Migraine
7.6
   
42 reviews 83 medications
Pain
7.6
   
140 reviews 1111 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis
7.3
   
35 reviews 353 medications
Muscle Pain
7.1
   
20 reviews 351 medications
Frozen Shoulder
7.1
   
7 reviews 56 medications
Spondyloarthritis
1.0
   
2 reviews 65 medications
Aseptic NecrosisNot rated - Be the first1 review 90 medications
Summary of Diclofenac reviews 7.6 478 reviews

Reviews for Diclofenac

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."

   
4.0

Oj (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 10, 2019

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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."

   
8.0

Skateboard 8 (taken for less than 1 month) April 6, 2019

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

   
2.0

Shelly (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2019

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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"

   
10

Chandalicious (taken for less than 1 month) March 15, 2019

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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."

   
1.0

Toppo (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2019

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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!"

   
9.0

Nomi (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 6, 2019

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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."

   
10

jimmy February 14, 2019

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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!!"

   
1.0

Mgjyd (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2019

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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."

   
9.0

Derrick (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2019

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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."

   
9.0

Theonlysos (taken for 2 to 5 years) February 6, 2019

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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."

   
10

anonymous January 25, 2019

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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."

   
9.0

K (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2019

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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."

   
8.0

Billy B (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 7, 2019

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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."

BigDaddyCracker (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 4, 2019

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For Period Pain: "I was actually prescribed this for osteoarthritis in my knee but quickly realized that it was doing wonders for what have always been extremely bad periods and menstrual cramps. This drug has definitely been a great relief every month."

   
9.0

Tilly (taken for 6 months to 1 year) December 15, 2018

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For Pain: "I have pancreatic cancer and have been on many opioids for the pain that haven’t been helpful. My pain management doctor suggested I try diclofenac and so far (1 month) it is working well. It takes the pain away completely for nearly 12 hours. I don’t how well it would work for other cancer patients but it has been a godsend for me."

   
10

ggzelle November 26, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "I sick of people doctors and chemists saying only take voltaren for a few days as it's the only thing that's helped my knee pain. If l don't take take it l limp and am so depressed in knee pain"

   
10

Di November 18, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Hip pain due to arthritis plus cartilage is nil due to use and joint is worn out at 64 years old. Surgery prescribed. Meanwhile hurts plenty and loss of balance when pain strikes like a knife mid stride. Taken one diclofenac 100mg. 7am single dose, 7pm I still feel great and am less dependant upon cane. Use this only when I feel very sore, tight, grinding hip joint, sharp pain. Feels as though have glass marbles in a sock for a joint. Makes a noise loud enough for my husband to hear if I move the wrong way. Relief seems to be within a couple hours and is lasting all day. I take no other medication for arthritis."

   
10

Jai (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 18, 2018

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For Osteoarthritis: "I’ve found this to be the only drug that works and leaves me able to work and drive. Morphine works but leaves me not fit to work or drive"

   
10

Beano (taken for 10 years or more) November 16, 2018

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Cambia (diclofenac) for Migraine: "This is the only rescue medicine that has helped get rid of a migraine. I did get daith piercings ( The daith is a small piece of cartilage in the inner ear) and that seemed to rid me completely of migraines for a couple of years but they have started back again. Unfortunately I can't afford the $500+ prescription now that I'm working and have regular insurance."

   
10

Migraine gone (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 4, 2018

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For Pain: "I tried this drug for 3 days for a dental inflammation. Did absolutely nothing to take the inflammation down. It thinned out my blood so much that a simple cut was oozing blood for days. It hurts the stomach lining and did not work for me."

   
2.0

Delilah (taken for less than 1 month) October 31, 2018

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For Sciatica: "Had acute sciatica flare up and was prescibed diclofenac for pain and given a 2 week supply. It did absolutely nothing at 150mg/day. "

   
1.0

Bob the Builder (taken for less than 1 month) October 26, 2018

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For Spondyloarthritis: "Intestinal cramping, severe diarrea, 2 hours after taking."

   
1.0

cdesgranges (taken for less than 1 month) October 20, 2018

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For Period Pain: "I am speechless. After all these years I found this drug that helps my pain. I could barely move from my bed before in just half hr it worked. God bless who ever made this drug. So happy..."

   
10

Sara October 20, 2018

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Voltaren (diclofenac) for Frozen Shoulder: "Did absolutely nothing for me, the pain was the same with or without using it, complete waste of money."

   
1.0

Sparky (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 15, 2018

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