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Voltaren anyone??

Kris-NYKKris-NY Posts: 2,207
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:46 AM in Pain Medications
The best I could find when searching the site are a few posts from 2008/2009.

So does anyone have any thoughts on this one? The physiatrist prescribed this today. I'd love to hear what everyone thinks -- the good, the bad and the ugly.



  • I haven't tried it, as I was off NSAIDS before I got to chronic pain care. I do know it's a very strong NSAID.
  • I was on both slow-release and instant-release Voltaren (diclofenac) the first time I herniated a disc, and I got some relief from it, along with muscle relaxants. If you have any gastric problems or are going to be taking it long-term, you should probably consider taking something to protect your stomach also (it's standard practice to give some kind of antacid with long-term NSAID use). I had an intramuscular shot of diclofenac for an acute attack of gout once, and the relief was quite dramatic.
  • I tried it for a while before my surgerys but it made me feel sick..I know of many others that it has helped along with the heat cream they make

    I now use Mobic as my Anti Inflammitory

  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,858
    Both to help with the discomfort of arthritis.

    I've used the Voltaren Gel several times on my shoulders. It did provide me with some level of relief.

    I've never used the voltaren pills
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • I forgot to add that he gave me the gel so it shouldn't bother my stomach. I am not finding any immediate relief but I read somewhere that it takes a week for it to work. Others say it is instant. I kinda feel like I paid $35 for a tube of Bengay - lol.

    Next week I should be starting the PT so maybe that will help. Thanks for your answers.
  • I was taking 1 pill twice a day. Surgeon prescribe it at 6 months. I do get relief from it. My PM changed my prescription to one extended release daily. I have noticed some gastric disturbance. I try to eat with it, but I have also resorted to taking Tums.

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