7 patient evaluations for Diclofenac with a side effects rating of Mild

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Aug 17, 2013 (Started May 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for MSA symtoms are much intensified)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for psoriatic arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain, legs, arms, spine, neck)
  • 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

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

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: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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: 100 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 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

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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

Jun 15, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for ankylosing spondylitis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Always carry it with you in a wallet or purse, so that you can take it whenever you have a meal out.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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