Comment from: Marilyn 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: March 11

Made my liver enzymes elevated, had to get off of it

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Comment from: ANNOYED 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: January 28


Comment from: sunlori 75 or over Female 10 years or more Patient Published: August 08

I started on this drug in the early 1990s and have had no problems ! Maybe I have an iron stomach but 99% of the time I take it without food. I was on 50mg when I started and soon went up to 100mg of the extended relief pill which worked consistently and constantly. I was and am on methotrexate and embrel and the combination of the three keeps me pain free 99% of the time. When I reached my mid 60s I decided to cut down to 50mgs of voltaren because I read it could start affecting your kidneys as you got older and my rheumy agreed. I still got the same relief. About 2 years ago I cut back to 25mgs and that was still doing the trick. About 3 months ago I started using turmeric and went off the voltaren due to changes in my kidney function tests. I noticed a small increase in morning stiffness and overall discomfort. However my recent blood work showed several unexpected changes which concern me including my sed rate which is higher than it's been for many years. In my mind it's because I stopped the voltaren so I will be discussing this with my rheumy next week.

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Comment from: rickyjo 55-64 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: December 24

have been using meloxicam now for over 3 weeks with no relief in pain at all.

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Comment from: Pete 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: November 19

After years of use and believing that careful monitoring every months would warn me of serious side effects, I was diagnosed with stage III kidney disease.

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Comment from: Dean 55-64 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: August 16

I have a Frozen Shoulder and was taking 800mg of Advil 4 times a day with only limited relief. Voltaren relived 90% of the pain and I could sleep through the night for the first time 4 months. No side affects. Only negative comment is it is prescribed as a 12 hour drug. After approximately 8 hours effects start to wear off.

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Comment from: Kat 45-54 Female Patient Published: March 31

Condition: Arthritis in both hips due to Crohn's. I have been taking Voltaren for over three years. Most days it helps GREAT!!! Some days, eh, not so good. LOL - That's because I sometimes over due activities on the days when I am pain-free. Hey, when no pain, you feel more alive and you can now do the things you put off before :-) The only thing I recommend is to take this with food, preferably about 15-20 minutes after, as it can cause stomach upset.

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Comment from: Autumnh 13-18 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: November 07

I was prescribed this medication and it has been very effective at reducing pain and swelling.

Comment from: TOTAL POISON 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 12

given for head aches which caused worse problems beyond repair of digestive system.i returned to doc &she doubled the dose causing kidneys liver pancreas bowel permanent life wrecking damage..permanent 24 hr fatigue and brain fog..25 ish yrs ago this happened and i am truly sure the doc knew what had made me sick as the list of side effects known were what i returned to doc complaining about over next few months ..only to be given more voltaren .. DONT USE..READ SIDE EFFECTS TOTALLY they are much worse than a few days resting your injury..REMEMBER TODAYS MEDICINES ARE ABOUT PROFIT NOT OUR HEALTH .. local drug dealers that turn away from the true damage they can do ...

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Comment from: sparklebilly 45-54 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: July 11

WOW I only took this medication 1 time. Almost instantly I was in a semi conscious state. I could hear people talking in the house but unable to open my eyes or talk. It relaxed me to the the point of inmobility. It does work.

Comment from: javamamaqp103 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: June 11

Had to discontinue use due to swelling in feet and ankles.

Comment from: Nic 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: May 13

I have Arthritis really bad in my arms and shoulder enough that it keeps me awake at night with continuous pain. Once I use the voltaren rub treatment, the pain goes away and I go back to sleep right away. I cannot believe the difference it does.

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Comment from: 75 or over Male Patient Published: October 29

After 3 weeks of use, I found ALT and kidney function numbers out of whack. Stopped use immediately, and 2 weeks later, blood numbers were back to normal. Patrick

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Comment from: abita babe 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: October 14

I have ra, I had 3 frozen shoulders and had 2 manipulations to unfreeze. this last time new doc put me on voltaren. the 2nd time my shoulder froze up , even with the surgery it took a yr. to thaw. the 3rd time doc put me on the voltaren and within a week it started to thaw. I was SHOCKED AND HE WAS TOO! he said he had never heard of that happening before!! this condition usually takes a yr, even 2 yrs. to thaw out. this is truly a miracle drug. I wish I could have been on it for my other 2 frozen shoulders!! 7 months later my shoulder is permanently inflamed but it does help a tremendous amount and I am able to take 3 or 4 Norco a day instead of the 6. I am 58 and my ra is quickly getting worse in the last 7 months.

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Comment from: Ditto 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: October 02

tennis elbow, hip and lower back pain

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Comment from: bella 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: August 29

I just started taking it my legs hurt every day I hope it works I know I have to give it time

Comment from: DJD 7-12 Male less than 1 month Caregiver Published: August 04

My 12yr old son had foot surgery & was taken this for swelling in his foot. While it was easy to use & helped w/ the swelling & pain, he had a bad allergic reaction to this drug into his 1st week of taken it. He broke out in terrible hives all over his body. After stop taken it the hives went away.

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Comment from: 35-44 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Caregiver Published: July 29

I took this medication for coastchondrysis.

Comment from: Bill 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: June 22

I have been taking diclofenac, 75mg twice a day for about 2 years for arthritis in my hip. My pre-op hip replacement lab tests have detected low hemoglobin, which I believe is connected to my use of this drug. The hospitalist is recommending postponing surgery until we fix the anemia. But, if I'm right and discontinue the diclofenac, the pain will be unbearable. Catch-22, huh?

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Comment from: 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 18

Have arthritis from head to toes. Have chronic pain. Medication works really fast. But you really need to make sure you do not over use.

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