Diclofenac Uses

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What is Diclofenac?

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and other symptoms of arthritis of the joints (eg, osteoarthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. However, Diclofenac does not cure osteoarthritis and will help you only as long as you continue to use it.

Diclofenac topical 3% gel is also used to treat actinic keratosis, a skin problem that may become cancerous if not treated. The exact way that topical Diclofenac helps this condition is unknown.

Diclofenac topical solution is used to treat pain and swelling caused by osteoarthritis of the knees.

Diclofenac topical patch is used to treat acute pain caused by minor strains, sprains, and contusions (bruises).

Diclofenac is available only with your doctor's prescription.

Diclofenac indications

An indication is a term used for the list of condition or symptom or illness for which the medicine is prescribed or used by the patient. For example, acetaminophen or paracetamol is used for fever by the patient, or the doctor prescribes it for a headache or body pains. Now fever, headache and body pains are the indications of paracetamol. A patient should be aware of the indications of medications used for common conditions because they can be taken over the counter in the pharmacy meaning without prescription by the Physician.
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Intramuscular

Renal colic

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: 75 mg, may repeat once after 30 min if needed. Max: 150 mg/day. Max period: 2 days.

Intramuscular

Bursitis, Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sprains, Strains, Tendinitis, Acute gout, Dysmenorrhoea

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: 75 mg once daily, injected into the gluteal muscle, may increase to 75 mg bid in severe conditions. Max period: 2 days.

Intravenous

Postoperative pain

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: 75 mg infusion in glucose 5% or NaCl 0.9% (previously buffered w/ Na bicarbonate) given over 30-120 min or as bolus inj, may repeat after 4-6 hr if necessary. Max period: 2 days.

Intravenous

Prophylaxis of postoperative pain

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: Initially, 25-50 mg infusion given after surgery over 15-60 min followed by 5 mg/hr. Alternatively, initial dose may be given as bolus inj over 5-60 sec followed by additional inj, may repeat after 4-6 hr if necessary. Max: 150 mg/day. Max period: 2 days.

Ophthalmic

Postoperative ocular inflammation

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill into the appropriate eye 4 times daily starting 24 hr after surgery for up to 28 days.

Ophthalmic

Inflammation and discomfort after strabismus surgery

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill 1 drop 4 times daily for the 1st wk; then tid in the 2nd wk, bid in the 3rd wk, and as required for the 4th wk.

Ophthalmic

Pain and discomfort after radial keratotomy

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill 1 drop before surgery followed by 1 drop immediately after surgery, and then 1 drop 4 times daily for up to 2 days.

Ophthalmic

Pain after accidental trauma

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill 1 drop 4 times daily for up to 2 days.

Ophthalmic

Control of inflammation after argon laser trabeculoplasty

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill 1 drop 4 times during the 2 hr before procedure followed by 1 drop 4 times daily, up to 7 days after procedure.

Ophthalmic

Prophylaxis of intra-operative miosis

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill into appropriate eye 4 times w/in 2 hr before surgery.

Ophthalmic

Post-photorefractive keratectomy pain

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill into the affected eye twice, an hr before surgery, then 1 drop twice at 5-min intervals immediately after surgery, then every 2-5 hr while awake for up to 24 hr.

Ophthalmic

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (0.1% soln): Instill 1 drop before surgery followed by 1 drop immediately after surgery, and then 1 drop 4 times daily for up to 2 days.

Oral

Bursitis, Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sprains, Strains, Tendinitis, Acute gout, Dysmenorrhoea

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: 75-150 mg/day in divided doses. Max: 150 mg/day.

Oral

Migraine

Adult: As Diclofenac K: Initially, 50 mg taken at the 1st sign of an attack, an additional dose of 50 mg may be taken after 2 hr if symptoms persist. If needed, further doses of 50 mg may be taken 4-6 hrly. Max: 200 mg/day.

Rectal

Acute gout, Bursitis, Dysmenorrhoea, Pain and inflammation associated with musculoskeletal and joint disorders, Rheumatoid arthritis, Sprains, Strains, Tendinitis

Adult: As Diclofenac Na: 100 mg once daily.

Topical/Cutaneous

Actinic keratoses

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (3% gel): Apply bid for 60-90 days.

Topical/Cutaneous

Osteoarthritis

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (1.6% soln): Apply in small amounts (20 or 40 drops) onto affected area 4 times daily. As Na: (1% gel): Apply to the affected area 4 times daily. Max: 32 g/day over the affected area.

Topical/Cutaneous

Local symptomatic relief of pain and inflammation

Adult: As Diclofenac Na (1% gel): Apply onto affected area 3 or 4 times daily.

Transdermal

Acute pain

Adult: Sprains, strains, contusions: 1 patch bid.

How should I use Diclofenac?

Use Diclofenac solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Diclofenac solution comes with an extra patient information sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it carefully. Read it again each time you get Diclofenac solution refilled.
  • Do not apply Diclofenac solution to infected skin; open wounds; or red, swollen, or peeling skin.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after using Diclofenac solution.
  • Wash the affected area and dry completely before using Diclofenac solution.
  • To apply Diclofenac solution, dispense 10 drops at a time onto the knee or into your hand. Spread Diclofenac solution evenly around the front, back, and sides of the knee. Repeat until you have used the whole dose.
  • Be sure that you cover your entire knee with your dose of Diclofenac solution. Do not use more than the recommended amount.
  • Do not apply sunscreens, cosmetics, insect repellants, other topical medicines, or any other substance to the treated area until it is completely dry.
  • Do not put on clothes over the treated area until it is completely dry.
  • Do not wrap, bandage, or apply heat to the treated area.
  • Let the treated skin dry before touching it or letting it touch anyone else's skin.
  • Do not shower, bathe, or wash the treated area for at least 30 minutes after you use Diclofenac solution.
  • If you miss a dose of Diclofenac solution, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not use 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Diclofenac solution.

Uses of Diclofenac in details

There are specific as well as general uses of a drug or medicine. A medicine can be used to prevent a disease, treat a disease over a period or cure a disease. It can also be used to treat the particular symptom of the disease. The drug use depends on the form the patient takes it. It may be more useful in injection form or sometimes in tablet form. The drug can be used for a single troubling symptom or a life-threatening condition. While some medications can be stopped after few days, some drugs need to be continued for prolonged period to get the benefit from it.
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Diclofenac is used to relieve pain from various conditions. This form of Diclofenac is used to treat migraine headaches. Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking your body's production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation. This effect helps to decrease swelling, pain, or fever.

OTHER USES: This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.

This medication may also be used to treat gout attacks.

How to use Diclofenac

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking Diclofenac and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Empty the contents of one packet into a cup containing 1 to 2 ounces (30 to 60 milliliters) of water. Mix well and drink all of it right away. Do not mix with any liquid other than water. If stomach upset occurs while taking this medication, take it with food, milk, or an antacid. However, if you take this medication with a meal high in fat, it may not work as well.

There are different brands and forms of this medication available. Because different forms do not have the same effects at equal strengths, do not switch forms of Diclofenac unless your doctor tells you to.

To reduce your risk of stomach bleeding and other side effects, take this medication at the lowest effective dose. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than prescribed.

Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.

Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.

Diclofenac description

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The active substance is sodium-[o[(2,6-dichlorophenyl)-amino]-phenyl]-acetate (= Diclofenac).

Each enteric tablet contains 25 mg or 50 mg of Diclofenac.

One prolonged-release tablet contains 100 mg of Diclofenac.

Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Gastro-Resistant Tablet: Core for 25 mg and 50 mg: Cellulose microcrystalline; lactose monohydrate; magnesium stearate; maize starch; povidone; silica, colloidal anhydrous; sodium starch glycolate (type A).

Coating for 25 mg and 50 mg: Hypromellose; iron oxide yellow (E172); macrogoglycerol hydroxystearate; methacrylic acid-ethyl acrylate copolymer; macrogol 8000; talc; titanium dioxide (E171); simeticone; alpha-octadecyl-omega-hydroxy-polyglykolether; sorbic acid.

Coating for 50 mg: Iron oxide red (E172).

SR Tablet: Tablet Core: Cetyl alcohol; magnesium stearate; povidone; silica; colloidal anhydrous; sucrose.

Tablet Coating: Hypromellose; iron oxide red (E172); macrogol 8000; polysorbate 80; sucrose; talc; titanium dioxide (E171). Printing Ink: Carbon black, shellac, ammonium hydroxide, simethicone.

Injection: Each ampoule also contains the following excipients: Mannitol, sodium metabisulfite (E223), benzyl alcohol, propylene glycol, water for injection, sodium hydroxide.

Diclofenac dosage

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Diclofenac Dosage

Generic name: Diclofenac 18mg

Dosage form: capsule

The information at Drugs.com is not a substitute for medical advice. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist.

General Dosing Instructions

Carefully consider the potential benefits and risks of Diclofenac and other treatment options before deciding to use Diclofenac. Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

The effectiveness of Diclofenac when taken with food has not been studied in clinical studies. Taking Diclofenac with food may cause a reduction in effectiveness compared to taking Diclofenac on an empty stomach.

Acute Pain

For management of mild to moderate acute pain, the dosage is 18 mg or 35 mg orally three times daily.

Osteoarthritis Pain

For management of osteoarthritis pain, the dosage is 35 mg orally three times daily.

Dosage Adjustments in Patients with Hepatic Impairment

Patients with hepatic disease may require reduced doses of Diclofenac compared to patients with normal hepatic function. As with other Diclofenac products, start treatment at the lowest dose. If efficacy is not achieved with the lowest dose, discontinue use.

Non-Interchangeability with Other Formulations of Diclofenac

Diclofenac capsules are not interchangeable with other formulations of oral Diclofenac even if the milligram strength is the same. Diclofenac capsules contain Diclofenac free acid whereas other Diclofenac products contain a salt of Diclofenac, i.e., Diclofenac potassium or sodium. A 35 mg dose of Diclofenac is approximately equal to 37.6 mg of sodium Diclofenac or 39.5 mg of potassium Diclofenac. Therefore, do not substitute similar dosing strengths of other Diclofenac products without taking this into consideration.

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Diclofenac interactions

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Aspirin: Concomitant administration of Diclofenac and aspirin is not recommended because Diclofenac is displaced from its binding sites during the concomitant administration of aspirin, resulting in lower plasma concentrations, peak plasma levels and AUC values.

Anticoagulants: While studies have not shown Diclofenac to interact with anticoagulants of the warfarin type, caution should be exercised, nonetheless, since interactions have been seen with other NSAIDs. Because prostaglandins play an important role in hemostasis and NSAIDs affect platelet function as well, concurrent therapy with all NSAIDs, including Diclofenac and warfarin, requires close monitoring of patients to be certain that no change in their anticoagulant dosage is required.

Digoxin, Methotrexate, Cyclosporine: Diclofenac, like other NSAIDs, may affect renal prostaglandins and increase the toxicity of certain drugs. Ingestion of Diclofenac may increase serum concentrations of digoxin and methotrexate and increase cyclosporine's nephrotoxicity. Patients who begin taking Diclofenac or who increase their Diclofenac dose or any other NSAID while taking digoxin, methotrexate or cyclosporine may develop toxicity characteristics for these drugs. They should be observed closely, particularly if renal function is impaired. In the case of digoxin, serum levels should be monitored.

Lithium: Diclofenac decreases lithium renal clearance and increases lithium plasma levels. In patients taking Diclofenac and lithium concomitantly, lithium toxicity may develop.

Oral Hypoglycemics:

Diclofenac does not alter glucose metabolism in normal subjects nor does it alter the effects of oral hypoglycemic agents. There are rare reports, however, from marketing experiences, of changes in effects of insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents in the presence of Diclofenac that necessitated changes in the doses of such agents. Both hypo- and hyperglycemic effects have been reported. A direct causal relationship has not been established, but physicians should consider the possibility that Diclofenac may alter a diabetic patient's response to insulin or oral hypoglycemic agents.

Diuretics: Diclofenac and other NSAIDs can inhibit the activity of diuretics. Concomitant treatment with potassium-sparing diuretics may be associated with increased serum potassium levels.

Other Drugs: In small groups of patients (7-10/interaction study), the concomitant administration of azathioprine, gold, chloroquine, D-penicillamine, prednisolone, doxycycline or digitoxin did not significantly affect the peak levels and AUC values of Diclofenac. Phenobarbital toxicity has been reported to have occurred in a patient on chronic phenobarbital treatment following the initiation of Diclofenac therapy.

Diclofenac side effects

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Fluid Retention and Edema: Fluid retention and edema have been observed in some patients taking Diclofenac. Therefore, as with other NSAIDs, Diclofenac should be used with caution in patients with history of cardiac decompensation, hypertension or other conditions predisposing to fluid retention.

Hematological Effects: Anemia is sometimes seen in patients receiving Diclofenac or other NSAIDs. This may be due to fluid retention, GI blood loss or an incompletely described effect upon erythropoiesis.

Renal Effects: As a class, NSAIDs have been associated with renal papillary necrosis and other abnormal renal pathology in long-term administration to animals. In patients treated with Diclofenac, rare cases of interstitial nephritis and papillary necrosis have been reported. A second form of renal toxicity, generally associated with NSAIDs, is seen in patients with conditions leading to a reduction in renal blood flow or blood volume, where renal prostaglandins have a supported role in the maintenance of renal perfusion. In these patients, administration of an NSAID results in a dose-dependent decrease in prostaglandin synthesis and secondarily, in a reduction of renal blood flow, which may precipitate over the renal failure. Patients at greater risk of this reaction are those with impaired renal function, heart failure, liver dysfunction, those taking diuretics and the elderly.

Porphyria: The use of Diclofenac in patients with hepatic porphyria should be avoided.

Aseptic Meningitis: As with other NSAIDs, aseptic meningitis with fever and coma has been observed in rare occasions in patients on Diclofenac therapy. Although it is probably more likely to occur in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and related connective tissue diseases, it has been reported in patients who do not have an underlying chronic disease. If signs or symptoms of meningitis develop in a patient on Diclofenac, the possibility of it being related to Diclofenac should be considered.

There may be pain and occasionally tissue damage at the site of injection when given IM.

Diclofenac contraindications

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Hypersensitivity to Diclofenac or to any of the excipients of Diclofenac.

Active gastric or intestinal ulcer, bleeding or perforation.

Last trimester of pregnancy.

Hepatic, renal and severe cardiac failure.

Patients in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis are precipitated by acetylsalicylic acid and/or other drugs with prostaglandin-synthetase inhibitory activity.

Treatment of peri-operative pain in setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

The use of high dose Diclofenac (150 mg/day) for >4 weeks is contraindicated in patients with established cardiovascular disease (congestive heart failure, established ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease) or uncontrolled hypertension.

Established Cardiovascular Disease or Significant Cardiovascular Risk Factors: The use of high dose Diclofenac (150mg/day) for >4 weeks is contraindicated in patients with established cardiovascular disease (congestive heart failure, established ischemic heart disease, peripheral arterial disease) or uncontrolled hypertension. If Diclofenac treatment is needed, patients with established cardiovascular disease, uncontrolled hypertension or significant cardiovascular risk factors (eg, hypertension, hyperlipidaemia, diabetes mellitus and smoking) should be treated only after careful consideration and at doses ≤100 mg daily if the treatment is for >4 weeks. As the cardiovascular risks of Diclofenac may increase with dose and duration of exposure, Diclofenac should always be prescribed at the lowest effective daily dose and for the shortest duration possible.

Renal Impairment: Diclofenac is contraindicated in patients with renal failure. No specific studies have been carried out in patients with renal impairment, therefore, no specific dose adjustment recommendations can be made. Caution is advised when administering Diclofenac to patients with mild to moderate renal impairment.

Hepatic Impairment: Diclofenac is contraindicated in patients with hepatic failure. No specific studies have been carried out in patients with hepatic impairment, therefore, no specific dose adjustment recommendations can be made. Caution is advised when administering Diclofenac to patients with mild to moderate hepatic impairment.



Active ingredient matches for Diclofenac:

Diclofenac


Unit description / dosage (Manufacturer)Price, USD
Tablet, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablet, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablet, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablet, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablet, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg
Solution; Ophthalmic; Diclofenac Sodium 0.1%
Injectable; Injection; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg / ml
Tablet, Retard; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablet, Film-Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablet, Prolonged Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Drops; Ophthalmic; Diclofenac Sodium 0.1%
Gel; Topical; Diclofenac Sodium 1%
Gel; Topical; Diclofenac Sodium 5%
Ointment; Topical; Diclofenac Sodium 1%
Suppositories; Rectal; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablet; Oral; Diclofenac Potassium 50 mg
Capsule, Retard; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Gel; Topical; Diclofenac Diethylamine 1%
Injectable; Injection; Diclofenac Sodium 37.5 mg / ml
Suppositories; Rectal; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Suppositories; Rectal; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablet; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablet; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablet, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablet, Extended Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablet; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablet; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg
Ointment; Topical; Diclofenac Sodium 2%
Injectable; Injection; Acetylcysteine; Benzyl Alcohol; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg / ml
Voltaren Ophtha 0.1 % Solution$ 2.73
Voltaren 100 mg Suppository$ 1.88
Voltaren Sr 100 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 1.86
Voltaren 50 mg Suppository$ 1.40
Voltaren Sr 75 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 1.31
Voltaren 50 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.93
Pms-Diclofenac 100 mg Suppository$ 0.88
Sandoz Diclofenac 100 mg Suppository$ 0.88
Novo-Difenac Sr 100 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.80
Pms-Diclofenac-Sr 100 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.80
Sandoz Diclofenac Sr 100 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.80
Pms-Diclofenac 50 mg Suppository$ 0.65
Sandoz Diclofenac 50 mg Suppository$ 0.65
Novo-Difenac Sr 75 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.60
Pms-Diclofenac-Sr 75 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.60
Sandoz Diclofenac Sr 75 mg Sustained-Release Tablet$ 0.60
Apo-Diclo 50 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.40
Novo-Difenac 50 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.40
Pms-Diclofenac 50 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.40
Sandoz Diclofenac 50 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.40
Apo-Diclo 25 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.20
Novo-Difenac 25 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.20
Nu-Diclo 25 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.20
Pms-Diclofenac 25 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.20
Sandoz Diclofenac 25 mg Enteric-Coated Tablet$ 0.20
Diclofenac 100mg - 10 Suppositories$ 15.60
DICLOFENAC Injection / 75mg / 3ml units (Core Healthcare)$ 0.05
Diclofenac 75mg INJ / 3ml$ 0.05
Diclofenac / Sinton 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Sinton 25 mg/1 mL x 3 mL
Diclofenac / Kojar 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Kojar 25 mg x 100 x 10's
Diclofenac / Y.C. 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / C.H. 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / S.C. 50 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / S.C. 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Yung Chi 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Yung Chi 50 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Yung Chi 50 mg x 10 x 10's
Diclofenac / Tai Yu 25 mg/1 mL x 3 mL
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 50 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 50 mg x 100 x 10's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 100 mg x 100 x 10's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 100 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 25 mg x 100 x 10's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 12.5 mg x 10 x 10's
Diclofenac / Chin Teng 50 mg x 10 x 10's
Diclofenac / Astar 25 mg/1 mL x 3 mL
Diclofenac / Y.S. 25 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Y.S. 50 mg x 1000's
Diclofenac / Y.S. 12.5 mg x 10 x 10's
Diclofenac / S.S.P 25 mg x 1000's
75 mg x 3ml$ 0.05
Tablets, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablets, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablets, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablets, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablets, Delayed Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg
Tablets, Retard; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablets, Prolonged Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Diclofenac Potassium 50 mg
Capsules, Retard; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg
Tablets, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets, Extended Release; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 100 mg
Tablets; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg
Tablets; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 75 mg
Diclofenac 750 mg Injection$ 0.01
Diclofenac 50 mg Tablet$ 0.01
DICLOFENAC / CLARIS inj 75 mg x 3ml (Claris)$ 0.05
Diclofenac solution/ drops 1 mg/mL (Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. (US))

List of Diclofenac substitutes (brand and generic names):

Dien 50 mg
Difam 50+500 Tablet (Sifam Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.03
Difam Gel 30 gm Gel (Sifam Pharmaceuticals)$ 0.63
Difaren 1.16 g/100 g x 1's
Difelene 25 mg x 24 x 10's (Tnp)
Difelene 50 mg x 24 x 10's (Tnp)
DIFEN INJECTION 1 vial / 30 ML injection each (McW Healthcare)$ 0.13
Drops; Ophthalmic; Diclofenac Sodium 0.1%
Difena 25 mg x 1000's (Standard)
Difena 50 mg x 1000's (Standard)
Difena 50 mg x 100 x 10's (Standard)
Difena 25 mg/1 mL x 3 mL x 100's (Standard)
Difena 12.5 mg x 100's (Standard)
Difena 25 mg x 100's (Standard)
50 mg x 10's (Intermed)$ 0.17
Difenac 25 mg x 100 x 10's (Intermed)
Difenac 25 mg x 1, 000's (Intermed)
Difenac 50 mg x 50 x 10's (Intermed)
Difenac 50 mg x 500's (Intermed)
Difenac 75 mg/3 mL x 5's (Intermed)
Difenac 75 mg/3 mL x 50's (Intermed)
Difenac 50mg TAB / 10 (Intermed)$ 0.17
Difenac 25 mg x 10 x 10 x 10's (Intermed)
Difenac 50 mg x 10 x 10 x 10's (Intermed)
Tablets, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 25 mg (Intermed)
Tablets, Enteric Coated; Oral; Diclofenac Sodium 50 mg (Intermed)
Difenac 25 mg x 1000's (Intermed)
Difenac 50 mg x 1000's (Intermed)
Difenac 50 mg Tablet (Intermed)$ 0.02
Difenac enteric-coated tab 25 mg 10 x 10 x 10's (Intermed)
Difenac enteric-coated tab 50 mg 10 x 10 x 10's (Intermed)
DIFENAC tab 50 mg x 10's (Intermed)$ 0.27

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Reviews

The results of a survey conducted on ndrugs.com for Diclofenac are given in detail below. The results of the survey conducted are based on the impressions and views of the website users and consumers taking Diclofenac. We implore you to kindly base your medical condition or therapeutic choices on the result or test conducted by a physician or licensed medical practitioners.

User reports

1 consumer reported useful

Was the Diclofenac drug useful in terms of decreasing the symptom or the disease?
According to the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, the below mentioned percentages of users say the drug is useful / not useful to them in decreasing their symptoms/disease. The usefulness of the drug depends on many factors, like severity of the disease, perception of symptom, or disease by the patient, brand name used [matters only to a certain extent], other associated conditions of the patient. If the drug is not effective or useful in your case, you need to meet the doctor to get re-evaluated about your symptoms/disease, and he will prescribe an alternative drug.
Users%
Useful1
100.0%


1 consumer reported price estimates

Was the price you paid to purchase the drug reasonable? Did you feel it was expensive?
The below mentioned numbers have been reported by ndrugs.com website users about whether the Diclofenac drug is expensive or inexpensive. There is a mixed opinion among users. The rating about the cost of the drug depends on factors like which brand drug the patient purchased, how effective it was for the price paid, the country or place the drug is marketed, and the economic condition of the patient. The users who feel the drug is expensive can look for an alternative brand drug or a generic drug to save the cost.
Users%
Not expensive1
100.0%


3 consumers reported time for results

To what extent do I have to use Diclofenac before I begin to see changes in my health conditions?
As part of the reports released by ndrugs.com website users, it takes 5 days and a few days before you notice an improvement in your health conditions.
Please note, it doesn't mean you will start to notice such health improvement in the same time frame as other users. There are many factors to consider, and we implore you to visit your doctor to know how long before you can see improvements in your health while taking Diclofenac. To get the time effectiveness of using Diclofenac drug by other patients, please click here.
Users%
5 days2
66.7%
1 day1
33.3%


5 consumers reported age

Users%
30-452
40.0%
< 11
20.0%
> 601
20.0%
6-151
20.0%


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