When the analgesic Diclofenac was launched on the market in 1973, everything was still very clear: the drug was called Voltaren®, and that's it.
But when the patent expired, the market was flooded and today you get Diclofenac from almost every manufacturer. It is just about a "big market", where many want to earn. The good side of it is that many providers always lower the price.
Current doctor tip
Morphine preparations (e.g., Capros®, Painbreak®, M-dolor®, Morphine hexal® o.a.) are very effective drugs for severe pain. Possible unpleasant side effects may include constipation, dry mouth or urinary disorders.
Current doctor tip
If your doctor tells you Novalgin® or another analgesic with the active ingredient metamizole (e.g., Analgin®, Berlosin®, Novaminsulfone®), you should know the following:
Metamizole is widely used and, in most cases, well tolerated. The reason why it is still prescribed with caution by some doctors, however, lies in two possible, but very rare but dangerous side effects: the risk of shock (sudden circulatory failure) and a strong reduction of certain white blood cells (agranulocytosis).
Like (almost) any other drug, diclofenac can also cause side effects. The emphasis is on "can", because not every one of them occurs. Nevertheless, it is important to know about it in order to be able to take countermeasures if necessary.
Voltaren® contains the active substance diclofenac. Manufacturer is Novartis. Meanwhile, there are Diclofenac but also under umpteen other trade names.
Diclofenac is one of the so-called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). As far as the mechanism of action is concerned, it is relatively closely related to Acetylsalicylic acid (aspirin® and others) and ibuprofen, which are also NSAIDs.
Naproxen belongs to the group of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and thus to the same group as Ibuprofen and diclofenac. While naproxen, e.g. is very popular in the USA, it is used less frequently in this country than e.g. Ibuprofen.
Dolormin®but also other ibuprofen preparations, e.g. IBU-ratiopharm® Lysinate contain the painkiller as lysinate. This is a salt of ibuprofen and the amino acid lysine.
Yes. The concomitant use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as diclofenac and ibuprofen can be administered e.g. reduce the hypotensive effect of ACE inhibitors. ACE inhibitors are one of the many active ingredient groups against high blood pressure.
There are a number of pain-relieving methods outside the common pain medications. These include, for example, breathing and relaxation exercises, meditation and cognitive strategies. In addition, procedures such as massages, acupuncture or (foot) reflexology can be helpful.
The most common side effects of acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) are the gastrointestinal tract. Nausea, vomiting, heartburn and, on the stomach wall, mucosal irritation, bleeding or even gastric ulcers may occur following ASA treatment.
Acetylsalicylic acid (abbreviation: ASA) exerts its analgesic effect by inhibiting the body's own enzymes cyclooxygenase I and II. These enzymes are involved in the production of prostaglandins. And prostaglandins in turn are the main pain messengers.
Reactivity may be compromised when treated with stronger opioids. For a long time there was a strict car driving ban with taking morphine, fentanyl and other strong opioids.
If pain treatment with opioids (morphine & Co) is discontinued or the dose is reduced, it must be controlled and under medical supervision. Controlled means above all that the dose reduction is performed slowly and gradually, so that the body slowly gets used to it. In this way, it is often possible to keep withdrawal symptoms within tolerable limits.
The official doctrine is no. At least not in the sense that the e.g. Heroin is the case, which chemically also belongs to the opiates. Seizures, that is, the insatiable desire for "the Next kick", as soon as the effect of the last dose wears off, there is no intake of opioids in the treatment of pain.
Excessive doses of opioids usually cause dizziness and dizziness. The reactivity can also be significantly slowed down. Even if the dose is increased too fast, these side effects may occur.
If pain treatment with opioids is discontinued or if the dose is to be reduced significantly, this must be done gradually and under medical supervision to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
The body's own prostaglandins are one of the key messengers in the development of pain. In case of injury or other physical damage, they are increasingly distributed at the scene of action.
High potency opioids include morphine, fentanyl, buprenorphine, oxycodone and hydromorphone. Dizziness, nausea and vomiting may occur at the beginning of treatment. As a rule, this can be easily managed by only slowly increasing the dose and by administering accompanying medications.