12 patient evaluations for Diclofenac with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Mar 23, 2017 (Started Jan 09, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Had kidney stones so stopped taking voltarol orally as much in favour of naproxen but i still have injections when i need to bypass my stomach which i do myself
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: UTI symptoms

Jul 6, 2010 (Started Jan 09, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (UTI symptoms)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I have been taking Diclofenac or Voltarol for 16 years.... both orally and IM Injections, every day. I think this may have cause my continual ITI's and it may have led to my Kidney's not functioning correctly.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: UTI symptoms

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 29, 2015 (Started Jul 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for spondyloarthropathy)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure you hydrate with this

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily

  • 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 30, 2012 (Started Jan 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in arm(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for tendinitis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 5, 2011 (Started Jul 13, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for migraine)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2010 (Started Jun 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 1, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for degenerative disc disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (some swelling just as when taking orally)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 g Daily
Advice & Tips: This works really well for my neck or knees. Rub the gel as prescribed and then cover with a heating pad. Your pores will open and actually will relieve pain. It is temporary, but feels wonderful.
Side effects: some swelling just as when taking orally

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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