Diclofenac Sodium vs Naproxen

Diclofenac Sodium
(Rx)
Naproxen
(OTC)
Diclofenac Sodium is a skin medication and a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Naproxen is a pain relief medication (NSAID).
Satisfaction Score
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4.0
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.4
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Pain
3.5
Concern level
1.5
Helpfulness
for Pain
2.4
Concern level
1.3
Approval Date
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June 29, 1995
December 21, 1993
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
1,986 Discussions
57,790 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Inflammation
#3 for Arthritis
#4 for RA
#5 for OA
#6 for Gout
#7 for Severe Pain
#8 for Tendonitis
Diclofenac Sodium is prescribed for Pain and Inflammation and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for Arthritis, although it is not approved for this condition.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Pain
#2 for Swelling
#3 for Headaches
#4 for RA
#5 for Cramping
#6 for Migraines
#7 for Back Pain
#8 for Joint Pain
#9 for Fever
#10 for OA
#11 for Discomfort
#12 for Severe Pain
#14 for Tendonitis
#15 for Muscle Pain
Naproxen is approved for Pain and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Dic
Nausea
8
Vomiting
7
Dizziness
5
Bruise
4
Depression
4
Sciatica
4
Weight Gain
4
Stomach Problems
4
Itching
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Nap
Stomach Problems
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
4
Drowsiness
3
Rash
3
Stomach Issues
2
Stomach Irritation
2
Gastritis
1
Tinnitus
1
GI Bleeding
1
Pins And Needles
1
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Diclofenac Sodium
Dic
Naproxen
Nap
Nausea
Dic
Nap
8
0
Vomiting
Dic
Nap
7
0
Dizziness
Dic
Nap
5
0
Bruise
Dic
Nap
4
0
Depression
Dic
Nap
4
0
Sciatica
Dic
Nap
4
0
Weight Gain
Dic
Nap
4
0
Stomach Problems
Dic
Nap
4
5
Itching
Dic
Nap
4
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Dic
Nap
4
4
Stomach Problems
Nap
Dic
5
4
Withdrawal Symptoms
Nap
Dic
4
4
Drowsiness
Nap
Dic
3
0
Rash
Nap
Dic
3
0
Stomach Issues
Nap
Dic
2
0
Stomach Irritation
Nap
Dic
2
0
Gastritis
Nap
Dic
1
0
Tinnitus
Nap
Dic
1
0
GI Bleeding
Nap
Dic
1
0
Pins And Needles
Nap
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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C Category C
Before taking Diclofenac Sodium during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Diclofenac Sodium and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Naproxen and alcohol.
Method of use
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Drops, Eye Drops, Gel, Injection, Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 25 mg, 50 mg, 75 mg, 100 mg
Drops: 0.1%, 1.5%
Gel: 1%, 3%
Solution: 20 mg/gram /actuation(2 %), 37.5 mg/mL
Tablet: 220 mg, 250 mg, 375 mg, 500 mg
Suspension: 125 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Diclofenac Sodium
Naproxen
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Diclofenac Sodium and Naproxen: 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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