Voltaren belongs to a class of medicines known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). People of an older age, taking other medicines that affect the stomach, or who drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol per day may be more at risk.
Other side effects including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) have also been reported. Most NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events including stroke or heart attack.
May increase bleeding time especially if given with other medicines that also delay blood clotting. May interact with some other medicines such as warfarin, SSRIs, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.
Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. Taking Voltaren with food may help with stomach-related side effects.
ACE inhibitors or Arms, such as captopril, enalapril, or losartan antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin or vancomycin anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as apixaban, dabigatran, fondaparinux, heparin, or warfarin antidepressants, such as citalopram, Escitalopram, fluoxetine, or fluoxetine antifungals, such as voriconazole beta blockers, such as acebutolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, or carvedilol bisphosphonates, such as alendronate diuretics (water pills), such as chlorthalidone, chlorothiazide, or hydrochlorothiazide HIV medications (e.g., Sterile, tenofovir) other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as celecoxib, eidola, ibuprofen, Motorola, meloxicam, nabumetone, or naproxen sulfonylureas (a type of diabetes medication), such as glimepiride, glyceride, or glipizide supplements, such as glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E others, such as cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, penetrated, pirfenidone, or tacrolimus. Drinking alcohol while taking Voltaren may increase the risk of gastrointestinal-related side effects or kidney damage.
Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Voltaren. You should refer to the prescribing information for Voltaren for a complete list of interactions.
As one of the largest and most complex joints in our body, the knee is prone to damage, particularly in runners, which can lead to knee pain. The symptoms of knee problems can vary and will depend upon the cause and severity.
Sudden pain in the kneecap occur if you overuse it or injure it. Other symptoms may include stiffness, popping sounds, locking of the joint and inability to straighten the knee, depending on the cause.
Knee pain is more common as you get older, due to years of wear and tear, if you are overweight (as this puts more stress on the joint), or if you play sports. Because your knees are vital to movement, kneepaincan stop you from playing sports and make it difficult to carry out simple activities, such as walking and climbing stairs.
Two c-shaped pieces of cartilage called menisci act as cushioning in the joint, while fluid filled sacs called bursa help the knee move smoothly. There are many causes of knee pain from injuries such as strains, sprains, torn ligaments and cartilage tears.
It is felt as pain around the kneecap and can be the result of overuse, injury, abnormalities of the leg bones or feet and weak muscles. If you experience problems with your hips or feet that cause you to walk awkwardly, it can throw off the alignment of the knees leading to damage.
You can try PRICE therapy at home, where you Protect, Rest, Ice, Compress and Elevate the knee to relieve pain. They may perform a physical examination to test the mobility of your joint as well as inspect for swelling, tenderness, visible bruising and warmth and recommend physical therapy and knee braces to relieve knee pain.
Learn how Voltaren works to relieve pain and reduce inflammation. I remember buying some in Mexico, and it worked quite well on my back.
Re: Voltaren Its more of a muscle relaxer.....like a strong Ben Gay! Re: Voltaren Hume never heard of it....Oh, I just saw it was a RX ...ok...
Remember...it's only relieving your pain, not curing it....its very strong stuff! Re: Voltaren Voltaren is an NSAID, both in tablet and topical form.
The benefit of the topical Voltaren is that it doesn't lead too much of a concentration of the drug throughout the body. It is very good for specific, targeted areas.
It is a wonderful pain relief gel with minimal side effects. Re: Voltaren the Voltaren be applied directly onto the knee, once it is all healed, of course.
Re: Voltaren as a topical pain reliever, it works wonders after you come off your stronger prescription pain meds. Sometimes, even months after surgery and there is some pain and stiffness, Solarize is terrific.
To put it mildly, it has been a God send at times! What exactly does it due..... My scar itches and is very sensitive, hot which makes it hurt is that something for it.......... Thanks in advance....
Voltaren is diclofenac, one of the top end NSAIDs. My doctor prescribed it during a recent bad time with my knees, and it was a godsend.
It's covered under my insurances and a real blessing since I've had stomach surgery and can 't take NSAIDs. You measure it out on a wax paper strip and apply.
DICLOFENAC (dye KLEE fen AK) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The 1% skin gel is used to treat osteoarthritis of the hands or knees.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:-asthma-bleeding problems-coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery within the past 2 weeks-heart disease-high blood pressure-if you frequently drink alcohol containing drinks-kidney disease-liver disease-open or infected skin-stomach problems-an unusual or allergic reaction to diclofenac, aspirin, other NSAIDs, other medicines, benzyl alcohol (3% gel only), foods, dyes, or preservatives-pregnant or trying to get pregnant-breast-feeding If you do, rinse out with plenty of cool tap water.
A special Misguide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill of the 1% gel. Do not use any other skin products without telling your doctor or health care professional.
Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. You will need to follow up with your health care provider to monitor your progress.
If you develop a severe skin reaction, contact your doctor or health care professional immediately. If you cannot avoid being in the sun, wear protective clothing and use sunscreen.
Side effects such as stomach upset, nausea, or ulcers may be more likely to occur. In fact, this medicine may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke.
The chance may increase with longer use of this medicine and in people who have heart disease. If you take aspirin to prevent heart attack or stroke, talk with your doctor or health care professional.
This medicine can cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment. These increase irritation to your stomach and can make it more susceptible to damage from this medicine.
Ulcers and bleeding can happen without warning symptoms and can cause death. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you.