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Review: Diclofenac Potassium and Ibuprofen

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Diclofenac Potassium and Ibuprofen. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 87 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Diclofenac potassium (latest outcomes from 591 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac potassium. It is used in inflammation.

Ibuprofen (latest outcomes from 61,516 users) has active ingredients of ibuprofen. It is used in pain.

On Jul, 29, 2014: 87 people who take Diclofenac Potassium, Ibuprofen are studied

Diclofenac Potassium, Ibuprofen outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Diclofenac Potassium (diclofenac potassium)
- Ibuprofen (ibuprofen)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Diclofenac Potassium is effective66.67%
(2 of 3 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
Ibuprofen is effective25.00%
(1 of 4 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Loss Of ConsciousnessGastritisAnhedonian/aPeptic Ulcern/aPanic Disorder With AgoraphobiaNausea
HypoaesthesiaAbdominal PainAnxietyAbdominal PainPsoriasisPain
Muscle RigidityInjuryPain In ExtremityAbdominal Pain UpperDepressionDeep Vein Thrombosis
ParalysisDuodenitisGait DisturbanceMelaenaBipolar DisorderDyspnoea
Withdrawal SyndromePainInjuryGastritisInsomniaPain In Extremity
HaematemesisMelaenaDeep Vein ThrombosisDuodenitisChronic PainFatigue
DisorientationPeptic UlcerPulmonary EmbolismPainBack Pain
AphasiaAbdominal Pain UpperPsychological TraumaPulmonary EmbolismHeadache
Blindness TransientLoss Of ConsciousnessPainHelicobacter Test PositiveRash
Confusional StateHaematemesisFearDeep Vein ThrombosisConfusional State

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Diclofenac Potassium is effective50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(3 of 4 people)
Ibuprofen is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 4 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

NauseaAbdominal Pain Upper
Chest PainAbdominal Pain
Deep Vein ThrombosisMelaena
Diabetes MellitusPeptic Ulcer
Diabetic NeuropathyDepression
InjuryMultiple Drug Overdose Intentional
Cerebrovascular AccidentVomiting
Back PainPlatelet Count Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

Diclofenac Potassium is effectiven/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 2 people)
(2 of 8 people)
Ibuprofen is effectiven/an/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 8 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

n/an/aVomitingNauseaDuodenitisDeep Vein ThrombosisLiver Function Tests Nos AbnormalTooth Extraction
Renal FailureDermatitis NosGastritisDyspnoeaBack PainAbdominal Pain Upper
Renal Failure AcuteDrug HypersensitivityAbdominal PainPainAbdominal Pain NosBone Neoplasm Malignant
ProteinuriaAstheniaAbdominal Pain UpperInjuryMyasthenic SyndromeTongue Neoplasm Malignant Stage Unspecified
NauseaVomitingMelaenaGastrooesophageal Reflux DiseaseMultiple Sclerosis RelapseTooth Disorder
Abdominal DiscomfortAbortion Spontaneous NosPeptic UlcerHypertensionAbasiaDental Caries
DehydrationEating Disorder NecBack PainCardiac Failure CongestiveLower Respiratory Tract InfectionOral Papilloma
InjuryFatiguePainPulmonary EmbolismOropharyngeal PainMetastases To Lymph Nodes
PainOedema Upper LimbStress SymptomsViral InfectionPlatelet Count DecreasedInternational Normalised Ratio Increased
Psychological TraumaWeaknessSpondylolisthesis AcquiredPanic DisorderIdiopathic Thrombocytopenic PurpuraHaemarthrosis

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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    last two ejaculations a week apart resulted in all blood ejaculate. Dark old looking blood, not bright red & fresh. No semen. Gonna tell my doctor soon. What should I be concerned about. Could it be ralated to ibuprofen or cialis usage? i dont have any known predisposing conditions.

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Complete drug side effects:

On eHealthMe, Diclofenac Potassium (diclofenac potassium) is often used to treat inflammation. Ibuprofen (ibuprofen) is often used to treat pain. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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