User Reviews for Voltaren to treat Rheumatoid Arthritis
Voltaren has an average rating of 5.8 out of 10 from a total of 14 ratings for the treatment of Rheumatoid Arthritis. 50% of users who reviewed this medication reported a positive effect, while 36% reported a negative effect.
“I have rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and also arthritis in my neck and spine. I take the 100 mg tablet and it works just fine for me. I take it with Zantac 150 to protect my stomach. I only need 1 pill a day. If in severe pain, I will also take a muscle relaxer called Norflex and I am able to rest and function and get much needed relief.”
“This Voltaren is a total scam! Too expensive and doesn’t work. You have control over my online reviews and can delete at Will....But you cannot control my mouth, and I will give reviews every chance I get!”
“I take a combination of 50mg Voltaren for the rheumatoid arthritis once per day and 200mg Plaquenil for Sjogrens twice per day. I started with 100 mg's Voltaren, but thought that was too much so I had the doctor prescribe 50mg twice per day. I just take one unless I need more.”
“I tried Voltaren once yesterday on my knee. I used less than the 2 inches recommended. In a short time, my face turned bright red like a sunburn. I am returning this to the store and will not use again.”
“Awesome works better than any other anti-inflammatory. I couldn't walk if it weren't for them.”
“The cream helps me. My knees hurt so badly in the morning I can barely walk. The voltaren cream reduces the pain and increases my movement ability.”
“I have fibromalgya too - its been helpful as a painkiller!”
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“I have rheumatoid arthritis and use Voltaren topically on my joints. This helps.”
“Great medicine however it is for temporary relief. It kills pain for about 1 to 2 hours.”
“The doctor prescribed me this medicine to take for a week. It helps to reduce the pain for only short period of time. The good thing is I don't get any side effects except mild diarrhea.”
“I found no relief from using this product for osteo arthritis”
“I need to take Cytotec (misoprostol) with it.”
“I went through half a tube of this garbage and it didn't work at all... and I got to be sticky as well... so that was fun.”
“Given to me on a cruise when I had swelling in my legs which seemed to be circulation problem, not my rheumatoid arthritis. This had no effect on my swelling.”
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