Diclofenac Potassium vs Ibuprofen

Diclofenac Potassium
(Rx)
Ibuprofen
(OTC)
Diclofenac Potassium is a migraine medication and a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Ibuprofen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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3.9
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.9
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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August 6, 1998
July 24, 1985
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
281 Discussions
486,499 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Migraines
#3 for Headaches
#4 for RA
#5 for OA
#6 for Cramping
Diclofenac Potassium is prescribed for Pain and Migraines and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Headaches
#3 for Swelling
#4 for Cramping
#5 for Fever
#6 for Pain Relief
#7 for Migraines
#8 for Back Pain
#9 for Teething
#10 for Flu
Ibuprofen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dic
High Blood Pressure
3
Tinnitus
3
Stomach Problems
3
Aura
3
Drowsiness
2
Low Blood Pressure
2
Numbness
2
Stomach Irritation
2
Nightmares
1
Suicide
1
Ibu
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Stomach Problems
2
Liver Damage
1
Hives
1
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
Liver Disease
1
Stomach Issues
1
Kidney Failure
1
GI Bleeding
1
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Dic
Ibuprofen
Ibu
High Blood Pressure
Dic
Ibu
3
0
Tinnitus
Dic
Ibu
3
1
Stomach Problems
Dic
Ibu
3
2
Aura
Dic
Ibu
3
0
Drowsiness
Dic
Ibu
2
0
Low Blood Pressure
Dic
Ibu
2
0
Numbness
Dic
Ibu
2
0
Stomach Irritation
Dic
Ibu
2
0
Nightmares
Dic
Ibu
1
0
Suicide
Dic
Ibu
1
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Ibu
Dic
2
0
Stomach Problems
Ibu
Dic
2
3
Liver Damage
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Hives
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Gastritis
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Tinnitus
Ibu
Dic
1
3
Liver Disease
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Stomach Issues
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Kidney Failure
Ibu
Dic
1
0
GI Bleeding
Ibu
Dic
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Not Available
B Category B
Before taking Ibuprofen during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Diclofenac Potassium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ibuprofen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Injection, Oral Gel, Pill
Dosages
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Capsule: 25 mg
Powder: 50 mg
Tablet: 50 mg
Tablet: 50 mg, 100 mg, 200 mg, 300 mg, 400 mg, 600 mg, 800 mg
Solution: 400 mg/4 mL (100 mg/mL), 800 mg/8 mL (100 mg/mL)
Capsule: 200 mg
Drops: 50 mg/1.25 mL
Gel: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: 100 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diclofenac Potassium
Ibuprofen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diclofenac Potassium and Ibuprofen: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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