53 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

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May 28, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stuff is awesome, don't get me wrong, it isn't going to make your entire back stop hurting, but for joint pain in your knees, hands, feet, etc... It works decently. What makes it great is that as a topical gel it can be used with oral NSAID's.

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Apr 30, 2012 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

Apr 13, 2012 (Started Mar 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This is a temporary stop-gap treatment. I usually use Voltaren Gel, but the manufacturer is back ordered until June. The Pennsaid does not really help much even though the active ingredients are the same. My guess is that the gel is absorbed more slowly into the body than the Pennsaid lotion. In any case, when the Voltaren Gel becomes available again, I will return to using that.

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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

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Apr 12, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 3, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Not much help with pain and gave me heartburn everyday. Tried the Arthrotec version with the coating to help with heartburn and it helped a little. Wouldn't recommend it if you are in a lot of pain.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Mar 21, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: The manufacturer fell behind and is back ordered until June at which time I will return to Voltaren Gel as the substiture Pennsaid is not nearly as effective., even though the active ingredients are the same. I'm guessing the consistancy of the gel caused it to be absorbed at a slower and steadier rate that then the consistancy of the Pennsaid lotion.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 10, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 9, 2012 (Started Apr 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for osteoarthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain in hips)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: This gel was originally prescribed by a hospital doctor for my lower back, after discharge, my regular doctor said I could use it for my other aches and pains. The gel is odorless and grease-less. I was told that it is based on a similar medication to Lidocaine which is what the dentist uses in your mouth before doing dental work (often called Novocaine). You do not get that numb feeling like you do in your mouth where it makes you drool and talk funny and your lips feel like they've swollen 3 times their size. However, about twenty minutes after application, you do not feel any pain at all, but it is only a short term solution to pain. I usually use it if I'm hurting so bad that I have to take my break through pain medication (hydrocodone) and I use the gel to bridge the gap between taking the hydrocodone and the time it really kicks in (at least an hour for me). Sometimes, the gel is sufficient for neck pain to the degree that I don't need the hydrocodone. My regular pain mgmt system is Fentynol patches which deliver a prescribed dosage constantly in a "per hour" measurement. I think this gel is awesome!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 30, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weakness in arms)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2011 (Started Jan 04, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 10, 2011 (Started May 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Tongue tied (decreased verbal fluency))
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: now against acute pains I take ibuprofen 400

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