54 patient evaluations for Diclofenac

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Dec 28, 2012 (Started Jul 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

Dec 12, 2012 (Started Jul 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2013 (Started Sep 23, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: worked well for me but had to switch due to cost...started going to the free clinic and they don't carry this medication so they switched me to Meloxicam
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 17, 2013 (Started Sep 23, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 31, 2013 (Started Mar 21, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for trigeminal neuralgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2012 (Started Mar 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for gout)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 23, 2011 (Started Mar 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for osteoarthritis (OA))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 17, 2013 (Started May 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain, legs, arms, spine, neck)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for MSA symtoms are much intensified)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sensitivity to smells)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2.6 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I can have it as given by Health Care Aids
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 27, 2013 (Started Nov 23, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (face tingling, memory and cognition problems, burning sensation in stomach)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 25, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I haven't had any nausea with the gel. I honestly don't Remember if I ever took an oral form of this. I will have to go back & look at my records. The difficulty i have using it is because i can't always reach the areas that need it, you need to make sure you rub it in well & it's dry before putting socks on & it flakes off a bit when your rubbing it in. I haven't found it that effective for the pain, but does reduce some swelling caused by inflammation. I prefer compound creams and lidocaine patches. It sometimes makes that area of my skin softer,which is definitely a plus :)
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It made me extremely nauseous.

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2014 (Started Jun 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anti inflammatory)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (rectal bleeding)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Originally prescribed by a foot doctor for Planter Faschi. He also recommended Superfeet hard insoles and recommended against daily use of this antiinflammatory. After a job change to a more physically strenuous job I started taking it more often, then daily, for lower back and shoulder pain. I noticed blood coming from my rear end so I do not take it at all now. I do take Advil some and increased my Chiropractic adjustments to every weeks.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 30, 2010 (Started Jun 20, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anti inflammatory)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I got this from a Podiatrist for Planter Faschi, along with some hard arch supports. He said not to take it forever, as I have enough stuff going through my liver, but I still have some left over and it helps unusual pains from unusual strains.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 10, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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