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Diclofenac (Diclofenac) - Reviews, Ratings, Comments by Patients

 
 



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Below are Diclofenac reviews, ratings, comments submitted by patients and caregivers. Based on a total of 10 ratings/reviews, Diclofenac has an overall score of 7.20. The effectiveness score is 8 and the side effect score is 8.20. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst. This information is not vetted and should not be cosidered as clinical evidence.
 

Diclofenac review by 38 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Back pain slipped disk
Dosage & duration:   75mg taken 3 times a day for the period of 3 years
Other conditions:   Leg pain
Other drugs taken:   Ibuprofen gel
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The Ibuprofen gel would enable instant relief as it could be applied topically and carried around easily in ones pocket/bag. The Diclomax SR tablets tended to work quite quickly therefore providing quick relief. I also used an ice pack which combined with the other treatments mentioned gave me round the clock relief.
Side effects:   I experienced stomach pains and bleeding when tablets were taken on an empty stomach. This was the only side effect I experienced and as long as you can be organised about when you eat and take the tablets then it causes no problems at all. Given the fact I relied on these tablets for 3 years, the side effects were extremely mild and forgettable.
Comments:   The treatment was for my back pain, this was lower back pain caused by a slipped disk. I also received cortisone injections which gave little or no relief. I was prescribed 3 tablets a day of 75mg dosage to take with meals. I also had to undertake some back strength exercises in order to strengthen the muscles which had wasted away.

 

Diclofenac review by 63 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   pinched nerve from bulging disc & disseminated pai
Dosage & duration:   75 mg taken 2 x daily with meals for the period of about 5 months
Other conditions:   arthritis
Other drugs taken:   atenelol, Hctz, estrogen
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   The pain was greatly diminished and I was able to live my life in relative comfort.
Side effects:   It caused my liver function tests to become elevated. This was discovered by accident on a routine physical.
Comments:   I was taken off the diclofenac to see if that was the cause of the elevated liver enzymes; the tests were repeated about 6 weeks later. They came back normal once the drug was out of my system. I went back to suffering a great deal of pain and was sent to physical therapy, which didn't help. I ended up having a nerve block done for the spinal problem, which has fixed the pain. The other disseminated pain I have, was later treated very successfully with tramadol, 100 mg., two 3X daily, plus gabapentin, 600 mg, one 3X daily.

 

Diclofenac review by care giver of 43 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   muscular pain - arm
Dosage & duration:   75 mg taken one tablet twice daily for the period of 30 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   none
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Patient complained of muscular pain in arm, thought to be broken. Visit to physician proved otherwise. Arm imobilised and patent put on diclofenac. Thus far,no further complaint of pain, over past month increased mobility, and muscular strength.
Side effects:   Only side effect is slight drowsiness. Excepting this no other side effect has been displayed.
Comments:   Patient takes treatment one tablet bu mouth twice daily. Instructed to take with food. Warned to not take prescribes drugs containing aspirin, ibuprofent or naproxen without physicians cosent.

 

Diclofenac review by 55 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   ARTHRITIS
Dosage & duration:   75mg diclofenic-200microgms misoprostol taken 1 tablet twice daily for the period of 8 years and on going
Other conditions:   diverticulitis / heartburn / insomnia /constpation
Other drugs taken:   lansoprazole / zopiclone / movicol sachets
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Anti-inflammatory effect on my joints helped a lot especially my spine. [NSAID]HELPS RELIEVE PAIN/SWELLING OF ARTHRITIS,SO YOU'RE ABLE TO USE YOU'RE JOINTS MORE EASILY. THE MISOPROSTOL HELPS PROTECT THE STOMACH FROM UPSET AND ULCERS.
Side effects:   There are a lot of listed side effects but i only had 1 if i had the pill on an empty stomach i would get a nasty pain in the upper tummy.
Comments:   TABLETS ARE TO BE TAKEN TWICE DAILY FOR AS LONG AS NEEDED.

 

Diclofenac review by 41 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Moderately Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Knee pain/inflamation
Dosage & duration:   75 mg taken twice daily for the period of 8 days
Other conditions:   n/a
Other drugs taken:   n/a
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Seemed to reduce some every-day pain and inflamation, although I still experienced increased pain and inflamation after physical therapy or increased activity.
Side effects:   I became very depressed. It began as crankiness and then crying and then not wanting to leave my room or continue my PT.
Comments:   After realizing that I was more than just a little upset about my condition, I began to ask questions about the depression. My pharmacist and I decided I should discontinue and contact my doctor.

 

Diclofenac review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   illiotibital tibital syndrom
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken twice per day for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   attention deficiet disorder
Other drugs taken:   adderall
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had swelling and pain in my knee from itbs and in my ankle from tendenitis and it took down the swelling
Side effects:   I had gas after about 6 hours of taking it
Comments:   one tablet twice per day with food took one month to see if worked then another to continue and then as needed. marathon runner and needed it for repeat injury

 

Diclofenac review by 50 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   arthritis
Dosage & duration:   2 x daily (dosage frequency: daily) for the period of 1 yr - ongoing
Other conditions:   thyroid
Other drugs taken:   levothyroxin
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had side effects from taking Celebrex so doctor changed to this one. Marked difference in pain (relief) and ability to have better use of hands.
Side effects:   none
Comments:   i have degenerative osteoarthritis in both thumb joints. They become very inflamed after use and will at points just stop working (can't hold anything) The use of the diclofenic greatly reduces the inflamation and allows me to use my hands for longer periods of time. I am undergoing plasma injection therapy at this time and its a requirement to stop taking all anti-inflamatories one week prior to treatment. Long week. Hands were much more inflamed and irritated without the use of diclofenac.

 

Diclofenac review by 48 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   illiotibital tibital syndrom
Dosage & duration:   50 mg taken twice per day for the period of 2 months
Other conditions:   attention deficiet disorder
Other drugs taken:   adderall
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I had swelling and pain in my knee from itbs and in my ankle from tendenitis and it took down the swelling
Side effects:   I had gas after about 6 hours of taking it
Comments:   one tablet twice per day with food took one month to see if worked then another to continue and then as needed. marathon runner and needed it for repeat injury

 

Diclofenac review by 42 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   slipped disc in back
Dosage & duration:   50mg taken 2 times a day for the period of 2 weeks
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   hydrocodone
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I went to the doctor with a badly herniated disc in my lower back. It was very inflamed and I had trouble standing completely up right. The doctor prescribed me hydrocodone for the pain and the diclofenac for the inflammation. The diclofenac worked really quickly at getting the inflammation down without really any side effects.
Side effects:   I really did not experience any side effects. I did notice however that when I took it on an empty stomach, I would get a little bit nausiated. I took it for two weeks straight and never experienced any bad side effects other than feeling a little sick to my stomach if I did not eat anything before I took it.
Comments:   I was prescribed diclofenac for a badly herniated disc in my lower back. When I went in to the doctors office I could barely walk. He prescribed me diclofenac to be taken 50mg a dose two to three times a day for inflammation. I took it for about 2 weeks. I noticed a difference in the inflammation with the first dose. It worked great for me.

 

Diclofenac review by 52 year old male patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   No Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   mild arthritis in knees
Dosage & duration:   100 mg taken 1 per day for the period of 1 month
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   Vitamins, fish oil and glucosamine
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   I have mild arthritis in my knees. I play tennis 3-4 times a week and consistently experienced mild pain and swelling. I just did not want to give up tennis so I played through the pain. Within a week after taking Diclofenac, my knees felt like they did when I was 18!!! It really was amazing and continues. I litlerally have NO PAIN whatsoever in my knees...
Side effects:   None
Comments:   I take 100mg 1 X per day.
 


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