Voltaren is one of the various trade names of Diclofenac, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to reduce pain and inflammation. It is not considered a narcotic nor it is addictive, but you should not take it for long periods of time. Diclofenac is available by prescription or over-the-counter at low doses for the treatment of various pains, inflammatory disorders, and dysmenorrhea. Taking NSAIDs like Voltaren can increase your risk for heart attack and stroke, especially if you’re taking high doses for long-term use. Warnings have been included in the product information of these pain relievers to guide patients and health professionals. The treatment advice only applies to systemic formulations, such as tablets, capsules, injections, and suppositories, and does not apply to gel or cream formulations.
What is a narcotic?
The term narcotic used to refer to a class of drugs that produces pain relief, state of sleep (narcosis), and addiction. Opiates are ...
Apixaban (Eliquis) is a factor Xa antagonist or an anticoagulant indicated for reducing the risk of stroke and embolism in patients with nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. There is currently no generic alternative available for Eliquis. There are many prescription and OTC drugs that may interact with apixaban and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), which is composed of popular pain relievers, are one of them.
NSAIDs, such as Advil, Motrin, and Aleve, are contraindicated with blood thinners (anticoagulants and antiplatelets) because they may increase the risk of bleeding. NSAIDs are also associated with greater risk for cardiovascular thrombotic events, like heart attack and stroke, thus it may predispose the patient to possibly fatal conditions that Eliquis is trying to prevent. If you have a headache, muscle or joint pains, take acetaminophen instead.
Concomitant use of Tylenol and Eliquis
It is safe to take generic Tylenol while taking Eliquis. Tylenol c ...