Diclofenac is it a narcotic

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Avatar n tn Diclofenac is an NSAID, not a narcotic, so you should be fine.
Avatar f tn I wonder why that is never mentioned when it is a possibility? My new dr gave me the same when I asked for something other then celebrex (after 3 days stops working and starts making me sick). If I had known that I would've made it a priority to go pick it up the same day. I was planning to pick it up tomorrow anyway, so I'll let you know my experience with it.
Avatar f tn I don't know if it will help through the night (which for me is the worst) but I know I'm able to sit at my desk all day without hammering a hole in the ground with my foot when I take it. It's a non-steroid anti-inflamatory like ibprofren except stonger. It's non narcotic and not an opiat. It will not make you feel any different (drowsy etc.) it just relieves some of the aching (which is the worst part for me). I'm only coming off hydrocodone but it helps.
230262 tn?1316649534 You will need a prescription for them, but they work great. You just put them on the area that is hurting and since it is a topical medication, only the area where the patch is will become numb. It has sure brought me welcome relief on many a sleepless night.
Avatar f tn diclofenac is available in this country by prescription only. it is an NSAID (and non habit-forming). it can be gotten w/out a prescription from australia/new zealand/canada online as "voltaren" (be careful with that on-line pharmacy!!): http://www.pillsbasket.com/item.php?id=4040 this site looks like it has a gel -- could be very helpful with the above-stated use: http://www.getpharma.com/lifeproduct.asp?deptid=582&mainlink=pharmacy this rapid release 12.
Avatar m tn I had epidimytitis in my left testicle. i masturbate a lot and now it seems that it is now in the right testicle. i took medication for it for a month and it seemed ok, but now its back in other one. What should i do? Please Help Me.
Avatar f tn They also might need to do some nerve conduction studies. I forgot to mention that before. All it is is a test where they see how fast an electronic pulse travels from point A to point B on different areas of your body. Anyhow, let me know what happens after your Dr's appt tomorrow. I'll check in late in the afternoon, ok?
513154 tn?1340228889 Tramadol is not classified as a narcotic, however, it is as close to narcotic as any other narcotic, so if you are looking for a non-habit forming drug or something with less side effect from a narcotic, Ultram/tramadol may not be the route to take. NSAID have been shown to be effective with osteoarthritis.
Avatar m tn Your kidney stone may not pass if it is too big. My sister had to have lithotripsy at the age of 11 because her stone was stuck and had grown too large to pass through her system.
Avatar f tn I feel good for the most part, still having a little issues but it is a good feeling having support from a loved one, My boyfriend makes it so much easier for me. I also took Tramadol (ultrams) for the first week, but i still think im 10 days clean from hydrocodone (dont know if thats spelled right) just keep up the good work and dont look back.
Avatar m tn I have some signs of erosion in my esophagus, so it is more than just mild heartburn, but up until about a year ago everything, while far from perfect, was manageable. Smash cut to about a year ago (around February when I was trying to get off the Nexium) and I had been using topical Diclofenac for my hands/wrists and ankles.
918275 tn?1254072352 would go along with you walking in and asking for specific narcotics. I don't know anything about the Provigil medicine myself, but if it is not a narcotic and you present a well educated reason for asking about this medicine, then I do not see why they would call you a drug seeker. Also, if you are not in there every time asking for specific medicines, refills before you are ready, or medicines that would not help you at all... well, then I don't think it should be a problem.
Avatar m tn To top it off, I have another medical issue which will (2-3 times a month) get triggered. I'll end up taking 2 norco for it and it will be gone for a while until it gets triggered again. I've had this nearly all my life and it's the only drug, outside of an intense hospitalization where I'm on an IV 24/7, which works. I'm on day 3 of withdrawal! Great! I've been through the restless leg syndrome phase, and have been on a ton of sleeping meds to get me through the worst of it thus far.
1524673 tn?1327845100 My neuro prescribed a drug called Cambie, which is Diclofenac potassium, although not a narcotic it totally messes me up. My neuro and my endo have not communicated yet. All of this has happened very quickly. So I just wanted to be sure it was OK for me to take the Cambia due to my low cortisol levels. I have avoided taking it after I looked up low cortisol and the inability of my body to rid itself of potassium. As to the symptoms you described I am very familiar with them.
557111 tn?1219715647 Why is Tramadol HCI considered non-addictive and non-narcotic? I have read so much about it and it says EVERYWHERE that it is "narcotic-like" and that it is an opiod. It also says that if you have been dependent on any other drugs you should not be given Tramadol. Shouldn't this drug be considered a controlled substance? I am asking this because I was addicted to percosets and then the doctor gave me Tramadol for pain. I stopped taking it and I feel horrible!!!!
473384 tn?1210209842 Kitty: I too am taking diclofenac- it is now a $4 a month med. My dr. has me on 75mg 2x a day. I am only taking one though. 2 upset my stomach. I am also taking Tylenol now for breakthrough pain. Good luck with your surgery and thanks for posting. Your post helped me.
1738259 tn?1310723978 However I can not find a narcotic pain reliever among your lists of drugs. Aceclofenac is considered a potent analgesic with anti-inflammatory properties. It's considered more of a NSAID. It doesn't appear to be effectively managing your painful symptoms. Do I understand that this gland in your leg(s) cause the pain in your heels? That doesn't make a lot of sense to me....
1684282 tn?1505701570 As you have read in patient letters above, the withdrawals from tramadol are no different from any other narcotic. It is nasty, it lasts a long time and most people can get though it cold turkey. In fact, because of the serotonin re-uptake inhibition of this drug, the depression aspect of withdrawal after tramadol is much more severe and lasts much longer. It needs to be specifically addressed. So what are we doing to our patients? Are we acting in your best interests?
473384 tn?1210209842 I dont know anything about hip pain, but from the sounds of it it seems you need this medication to tolerate the pain. There is a very clear distinction of dependance on a narcotic and addiction. When you are dependant like most CP'ers are you need the medivation to function with the pain. Youe body becomes dependant on it for this reason and may go through withdrawls when you stop. Addiction is the compultion to take the narcotic free from the reason of pain.
5639849 tn?1372350483 It is a lot less potent than others, but make no mistake, it IS an opiate. Many, many doctors are ignorant of this because it is not a scheduled drug in most states, although as nursegirl replies, many states are starting to schedule the drug. It IS addictive and don't ever let a doctor tell you otherwise. The pharmaceutical reps tell them its a great alternative to "narcotics" and the doctors like to write the script because it is not a controlled substance. But, is should be.
Avatar m tn Were steroids ever tried for your pain? It sounds like your case is perplexing enough that you need to go to a large, teaching hospital that does a lot of research. That's usually where you'll find the docs who think outside the box. I imagine you're miserable with pain right now but you might want to hold off making any decision about narcotic pain therapy until you can get a firm diagnosis of your condition.
Avatar n tn Robaxin is a muscle relaxer. I don't think it is a narcotic. The other one not sure.
Avatar m tn I am really confused ok the reason they were will to fill the dicfolnac is its not a narcotic . Have you been getting meds the last four months ? it sounds as if they were not going to fill the narcotics and controlled substances until a certain date because you still had active running scripts.So they needed to verify with your doctor the change in dose and the early pickk up.Have u tried calling the doctor ?
Avatar f tn I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
544292 tn?1268886268 So happy to see all of you, and welcome new friends. This is a good place to be if you want to get off Tramadol ... You can do it!
Avatar n tn Some have told me , they will give you so many pain meds a month at a clinic, until you go back for a refill the next month. Is this true? Again, I am giving myself time first to improve.
Avatar f tn They are patches that you stick on your skin and they have lidocaine which is a non narcotic medication in them. it's absorbed into your skin and basically numbs the area mildly where you have pain. it's great for stuff like muscle problems and some arthritis problems but it only works when your pain levels aren't super high. Most doctors are ok with them because they're non habit forming.
Avatar m tn The painyour in is great from what your explaing and you need medication to treat it. If your wanting to try a different approach thats great but as I said it will be difficult to get relief. I will post the treatments availble for you. I hope I am answering your question corretly, I am a little onfused as to what your asking. In order to properly treat a chronic pain condition, it's important to address its emotional aspects.
Avatar f tn If that's what the problem is, the doc can give you clonodine, to lower the pressure - it will make you feel better overall and is not a narcotic so it wont set you back. Please do go to a doc, there may be other things that he can do to help.
Avatar n tn It's a herbal remedy and has mixed results...but it may help you. Your brain is just adjusting, and even at 15mg a day, it will take a little time. I'd say the worst of the anxiety will go away in a week or so. It also helps to keep busy...try and take your mind off of things. If you're like me though..I just sit and think of how bad it is..and it just builds from there. Also, avoid any stimulants like caffeine. Drink lots of water..try and flush things out as much as possible. God bless...