Diclofenac and aleve

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Avatar n tn I have recently started taking diclofenac 75 mg. for pains in my hands and feet--it gave me a sick headache as well as the other side effects mentioned in the directions. Would 2 aleve every day do the same for me?
Avatar f tn Diclofenac is not an opiate and I have not seen anything indicating that it is addictive. This particular preparation is enteric coated, so it helps against stomach upset. It is part of the NSAID drug class and is an anti inflammatory. It is stronger than Aleive or Advil, so requires a prescription.
363110 tn?1340924019 Pain mgmt also is pushing NSAIDS and I've tried Ibuprofen as well as aleve and they'd like me to try Voltaren (sp?) jell which is Diclofenac. nothing kills my pain or even gets it to a level I can handle (goal of 3 on the pain scale) I'm sick of hurting and I can't properly care for my 2 boys like I want. this really S*cks.
513154 tn?1340228889 Last November I had 5, 6, and 7 upper vertebra fused together and feel so much better in that way BUT i can't take anti inflammatory medications for my Osteoarthritis, Tylenol doesn't even help a bit and non of the arthritis over the counter meds help either. My question is... is there a non narcotic pain medication that I can take every day? I am 45 years old and very healthy besides my arthritis. thank you!
Avatar n tn He has been unable to sleep at night can not find a comfortable position to lay in. He has been taking Aleve and Motrin and has not been getting any relief. Heat does not improve the pain nor does cold. Any suggestions please help.
671285 tn?1292663761 Hello, It can be ,muscular pain ,costochondritis or pain due to fibrofasciitis of subscapular area. Apply some cold compresses and take some anti inflammatory pain reliever like diclofenac and some muscle relaxant.Application of topical muscle relaxant will also help. If the symptoms persist then other possibilities like Tietze’s syndrome,injury to the ribs and fibromyalgia have to be ruled out.It will be best to consult an orthopedician in that case. Hope it helps.
Avatar n tn * aspirin, * acetaminophen (Tylenol), * ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), * naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve), * diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR)), and * phenylbutazone (Butazolidine) Anti-seizure medications such as: * phenytoin (Dilantin), * valproic acid (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon), * carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Equertro), and * phenobarbital Antibiotics such as: * tetracyclines, [for example,
Avatar f tn Hello and Welcome to our Pain Management Community. I haven't taken Arthrotec. Arthrotec is a combination of diclofenac and misoprostol. Diclofenac is a NSAID (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory Drug) it works much like Ibuprofen or Aleve. Misoprostol is a synthetic (man-made) substance that stimulates secretion of mucus in the GI tract. Mucus helps protects the lining of the stomach. It's suppose to help reduce ulcers sometimes caused by a NSAID.
473384 tn?1210209842 5mgs total) and will try to drop it further tomorrow -- monday I have to stop the diclofenac and so I want to have a good running start on the pain meds being low when I stop the NSAID in case I have to go up again. but I know stopping/dropping the narcs will increase body pain, yaddayaddayadda, it all goes round and round... if anything, this tells me that when all is said and done, I will do well w/out the narcs.
Avatar n tn after 3 years i i discovered another on the right side which doesnt take up to 3 weeks before it started paining me and to worsen it the former one on the right side of the neck started paining me as well all i have been given by my doctor is diclofenac,, but it isnt working especially now that i am having the burning pain on all my neck and recently i have been having my pulse and almost most part of my body palpitating so loud and fast even to me hearing especially at the back of my neck....
Avatar f tn I just want to be armed with something to ask for instead of my dr. giving me narcotics..and unfortunately I feel like they stick to certain things and I want to know from the people that take different things..thanks again..enjoy your coffee..
4851983 tn?1483083262 I am also on prednisone and before the prednisone I was on diclofenac. But nothing is working. I am just getting worse. The doctor I just seen yesterday says that I have cartilage building up in my chest and its not stopped. I have a ping pong ball sized lump in the bottom of my chest in the center on my sternum. It goes all the way up but not as bad. The ER doctor said I needed to see an orthopedic. That they need to give me injections.
230262 tn?1316649534 Anyways, I cant take narcotics because I became addicted to them and fought hard to get off them and it still is a struggle often for me (cravings, suffering with pain still but cant take narcs etc). Anyhow, i was Dx'd with arthritis in the knees years ago but it didnt cause me pain at all back then, just recently but man oh man it got bad fast! Ive been using my motrin 800 which i take 3-5x daily for my back anyhow but it doesnt help my knees. Nor does Aleve.
Avatar n tn Don't sweat it, use motrin, aleve, etc... most anything over the counter will work. Just don't get up and around too soon!!! I had it done years ago and went right back to work, WRONG! ...........That took me a few days to get over, but if I had followed Drs. orders I would have been fine the next day. Good excuse to have the wife "step and fetch it" for ya!!! Oh yeah, frozen peas!!!.........GOOD IDEA!!!
473384 tn?1210209842 I have severe OA in my left hip and am scheduled for THR on monday. I am taking oxycontin and percocet (60-90mgs oxy/day and 15-20 mgs perc/day, depending) and have been on these for 1 year (I started with 1 percocet/day, HA! like that was going to last!). 6 months ago I started taking diclofenac (an NSAID) and apparantly it works REALLY WELL for pain b/c I am supposed to stop taking it 7-10 days before surgery b/c of bleeding issues.
453731 tn?1225203108 NSAIDs include celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Voltaren), ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil), indomethacin, naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others. These medicines may affect blood clotting and could cause serious bleeding in your stomach or intestines. Avoid sudden changes in your diet. Vitamin K decreases the effects of Coumadin.
Avatar f tn A The words acetaminophen (used in the United States, Canada, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, and Iran and paracetamol (used elsewhere) both come from a chemical name for the compound: para-acetylaminophenol and para-acetylaminophenol. In some contexts, it is simply abbreviated as APAP, for acetyl-para-aminophenol.
1395999 tn?1280382228 I know I will always have inflammation and if I wait until it hurts to bad then I have to wait a couple days for the Aleve to start working well and the waiting is painful. Also I have to remember to drink milk a couple times a day. Need the calcium :) and it gooood lol. Let me know how you back progresses if you want to. If you have a question don't hesitate to send me an inbox.
Avatar n tn recently i had pain in both knees joint 3 month back i visited doctor and was asked to carry out the folowing tests CBC with Vit D3 level and Radiography of both knee joint reports are as folows haemoglobin 13.6, total wbc 5400, esr 254x1000 16mm/hr test 25 hydroxy cholecalciferol (Vita D3), serum by RIA observed value 10.
449236 tn?1220570314 Okay, what about Aleve? It's an anti-inflammatory and it's not motrin or tylenol?
Avatar m tn aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Naprosyn, Naprelan, Anaprox, Aleve), diclofenac (Voltaren, Cataflam, Voltaren-XR), and phenylbutazone (Butazolidine) Anti-seizure medications such as: phenytoin (Dilantin), valproic acid (Depakote, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon), carbamazepine (Tegretol, Tegretol XR, Equertro), and phenobarbital Antibiotics such as: tetracyclines, [for example, tetracycline (Achromycin)] sulfonamides, isoniazid (INH) (Nydrazid,
Avatar m tn The trouble with these NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflmmatory) meds is that they all increase the risk of stroke and other cardiovascular events, although naproxen (Aleve) is thought to be less risky. I read that diclofenac sodium (aka Voltaren) is considered one of the most toxic NSAIDs. I have found that getting more exercise helps relieve my back and neck pain and water exercise is the best. Have you tried it? I hear tai chi is good for arthritis, too.
Avatar f tn Because a big part of the problem is you anticipate the pain, so you tighten up, and then they push against tightened muscles. Also take a pain killer, Aleve or Advil are good ones because they help with swelling, before you go. Similar to the anti-anxiety medication it will help keep the jaw loose. The looser you can keep your jaw the less it is going to hurt. As well during the procedure as you feel yourself start to tense, repeat to yourself.
Avatar f tn For me, the only thing that takes three edge off the pain is prescription naproxen (550mg), which is generic for Aleve. I always get a refill from my gyne when I run out. And I use the thermacare heating pads because it helps a little. Nothing takes away the pain 100% but those 2 things help me. If you go the Advil route, they say it's better to start taking it a couple of days before you think you'll be getting the worst of the pain.
Avatar m tn So unless your healthcare provider prescribes it, you should avoid taking aspirin altogether, as well as other NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen sodium (Aleve), and ketoprofen (Orudis), which can have similar effects. Check the labels of all over-the-counter drugs to make sure they don't contain aspirin or other NSAIDs. Better yet, check with your caregiver or pharmacist.
Avatar f tn I've found that a combination of Aleve (naproxen) and voltaren gel helps take the edge off of the pain. Voltaren gel is an anti-inflammatory gel that you would rub on your hands. It contains diclofenac, a strong prescription anti-inflammatory medication. You could ask your doctor about it to see if it will help in addition to the steroid shots. I haven't had the steroid shots in my hand before so I can't comment on that but someone else may be able to.
Avatar m tn Have only got very mild pustular psoriasis on hands and feet and didnt know what it was for years until the arthritis came along. Humira would be one of the treatments for it anyway and I find diclofenac helpfull for pain and soreness.
Avatar m tn im on day 13, my back still hurts, i dont want to take pain pills for it, i dont want to go to the chiropracter anymore, im tired of taking aleve, ibuprofen, tylenol, and doans they arent effective, im going to my regular doctor today at 2, what should i tell him, i dont want to have to go through surgery, it isnt that bad of a pain, just enough to make me uncomfortable all the time, but also i dont want to live with it forever, im on the go all the time and dont want to do heating pads/ice ever