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Review: Pennsaid and Voltaren

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Pennsaid and Voltaren. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 40,487 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Pennsaid (what 222 Pennsaid users reported?) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is used in pericardial effusion.

Voltaren (what 20,078 Voltaren users reported?) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is used in arthritis.

On Aug, 20, 2014: 40,484 people who take Pennsaid, Voltaren are studied

Pennsaid, Voltaren outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Pennsaid (diclofenac sodium)
- Voltaren (diclofenac sodium)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Pennsaid is effective24.48%
(83 of 339 people)
23.66%
(53 of 224 people)
28.05%
(23 of 82 people)
34.34%
(34 of 99 people)
35.59%
(42 of 118 people)
47.89%
(34 of 71 people)
44.00%
(22 of 50 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)
Voltaren is effective24.48%
(83 of 339 people)
23.66%
(53 of 224 people)
28.05%
(23 of 82 people)
34.34%
(34 of 99 people)
35.59%
(42 of 118 people)
47.89%
(34 of 71 people)
44.00%
(22 of 50 people)
21.43%
(6 of 28 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
PyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaAbdominal PainHaemoglobin DecreasedAnaemiaPyrexia
Renal Failure AcuteHaemoglobin DecreasedAnaemiaBlood Creatinine IncreasedMelaenaGastrointestinal HaemorrhageGastric HaemorrhageNausea
NauseaRenal Failure AcuteAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedDyspnoeaFatigueDyspnoeaVomitingRenal Failure Acute
VomitingNauseaDisseminated Intravascular CoagulationAbdominal PainDiarrhoeaOedema PeripheralEncephalopathyPain
Aspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedDiarrhoeaAphthous StomatitisMalaiseMalaiseRed Blood Cell Count DecreasedHeadacheDyspnoea
Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMalaiseDyspnoeaAstheniaAbdominal Pain UpperHyperkalaemiaAbdominal Pain UpperVomiting
DyspnoeaAbdominal PainAbdominal PainC-reactive Protein IncreasedAnaemiaVomitingGastric UlcerDiarrhoea
Haemoglobin DecreasedDyspnoeaChest PainWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedColitis IschaemicTuberculosisScarArthralgia
MalaiseInterstitial Lung DiseaseOedema PeripheralRashGastritisBlood Lactate Dehydrogenase IncreasedRenal Failure AcuteMalaise
Blood Creatinine IncreasedMelaenaPneumoniaHaemoglobin DecreasedGastrointestinal HaemorrhageLymphadenopathy MediastinalPeritonitisFatigue

Drug effectiveness by gender :

FemaleMale
Pennsaid is effective27.93%
(179 of 641 people)
32.42%
(118 of 364 people)
Voltaren is effective27.93%
(179 of 641 people)
32.42%
(118 of 364 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

FemaleMale
NauseaPyrexia
PyrexiaRenal Failure Acute
VomitingDyspnoea
PainDiarrhoea
DyspnoeaNausea
DiarrhoeaBlood Creatinine Increased
ArthralgiaMalaise
MalaiseVomiting
HeadachePneumonia
Renal Failure AcuteHaemoglobin Decreased

Drug effectiveness by age :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pennsaid is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
18.03%
(22 of 122 people)
21.24%
(41 of 193 people)
22.26%
(61 of 274 people)
27.22%
(89 of 327 people)
28.00%
(77 of 275 people)
Voltaren is effective0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
30.43%
(7 of 23 people)
18.03%
(22 of 122 people)
21.24%
(41 of 193 people)
22.26%
(61 of 274 people)
27.22%
(89 of 327 people)
28.00%
(77 of 275 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
HypothermiaRenal Failure AcutePyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexiaPyrexia
Drug Exposure During PregnancyPyrexiaVomitingVomitingNauseaNauseaNauseaRenal Failure Acute
Maternal Drugs Affecting FoetusDepressed Level Of ConsciousnessRenal Failure AcuteNauseaArthralgiaArthralgiaDiarrhoeaNausea
Premature BabyDehydrationBlood Creatinine IncreasedAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedPainHeadacheDyspnoeaHaemoglobin Decreased
PyrexiaReye's SyndromeNauseaAbdominal PainDyspnoeaFatigueHeadacheDyspnoea
Neonatal Respiratory Distress SyndromeAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedAspartate Aminotransferase IncreasedHeadacheVomitingPainMalaise
VasoconstrictionAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMalaiseHypotensionMalaiseDiarrhoeaVomitingDiarrhoea
Ductus Arteriosus Stenosis FoetalProcedural VomitingBlood Urea IncreasedCondition AggravatedDiarrhoeaPainArthralgiaAnaemia
Body Temperature DecreasedEncephalopathyAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedLoss Of ConsciousnessAbdominal PainDyspnoeaRenal Failure AcuteVomiting
Depressed Level Of ConsciousnessConvulsionSuicide AttemptDrug Exposure During PregnancyVomitingAlanine Aminotransferase IncreasedMalaiseFall

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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