2 patient evaluations for Diclofenac taken for the purpose of 'arthritis pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Slight

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Nov 16, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Extreme heartburn, little to no effect on pain. Heartburn did not respond to Rolaids OR regular use of Prilosec OTC, had to discontinue.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heartburn

Oct 13, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in shoulder(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heartburn)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I switched from 2x per day to as needed due to the reflux/heartburn.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: heartburn

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 16, 2009 (Started Sep 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rectal bleeding, ringing in ears (tinnitus))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I honestly don't see any change in my pain levels when I take this versus when I don't.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: ringing in ears (tinnitus), rectal bleeding

Jun 17, 2008 (Started Sep 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (rectal bleeding)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: ringing in ears (tinnitus), rectal bleeding

  • 1 helpful mark
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