Baclofen, Diclofenac Sodium for a 38-year old man
Summary: 12 male patients aged 38 (±5) who take the same drugs are studied.
This is a personalized study for a 38 year old male patient who has Pain Management. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.
What are the drugs
Baclofen has active ingredients of baclofen. It is often used in muscle spasms. (latest outcomes from Baclofen 21,180 users)
Diclofenac sodium has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Diclofenac sodium 14,955 users)
What are the conditions
Pain management can be treated by Vicodin, Tramadol Hydrochloride, Percocet, Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, Oxycontin. (latest reports from Pain Management 248,538 patients)
On Dec, 18, 2014: 12 males aged 35 (±5) who take Baclofen, Diclofenac Sodium are studied
Information of the patient in this study:
Conditions: Pain Management
- Baclofen - 10MG (baclofen): used for < 1 month
- Diclofenac Sodium - 50MG (diclofenac sodium): used for < 1 month
eHealthMe real world results:
Drug effectiveness over time :
Most common drug interactions over time * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years||not specified|
|Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||n/a||Convulsion (muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly, resulting in an uncontrolled shaking of the body)|
|Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)||Drug Withdrawal Syndrome (interfere with normal social, occupational, or other functioning. are not due to another medical condition, drug use, or discontinuation)|
|Muscle Twitching||Lymphocyte Count Decreased|
|White Blood Cell Count Decreased|
|Neutrophil Count Decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)|
|Drug Level Below Therapeutic|
|Neutropenia (an abnormally low number of neutrophils)|
|Pain In Extremity|
|Apnoea (suspension of external breathing)|
* Some reports may have incomplete information.
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