Diclofenac 150 mg/day was the most effective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) for improving both pain and function in knee or hip osteoarthritis (OA), and acetaminophen (paracetamol) was least effective and should not be used in this setting, according to a new network meta-analysis published online March 17 in The Lancet.How long can you take diclofenac?
This medicine usually begins to work within one week, but in severe cases up to two weeks or longer may pass before you begin to feel better. Several weeks may pass before you feel the full effects of this medicine. You may take this medicine with or without food. However, diclofenac capsules should be taken on an empty stomach.How much Diclofenac is safe?
Do not apply more than 8 grams of diclofenac per day to any single joint of the upper body (such as hand, wrist, elbow ). No matter how many joints you are treating, do not use more than a total of 32 grams of diclofenac per day. Discuss the risks and benefits of using this drug with your doctor or pharmacist.Can diclofenac be used together with ibuprofen?
No you cannot take both diclofenac sodium with ibuprofen as they are both the same type of medication. Both are non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and cannot be taken together.