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Side effect(s) of Diclofenac

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Diclofenac as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Gastrointestinal: Nausea, constipation, flatulence, pain in the abdomen, indigestion, vomiting, bleeding and ulcers in the stomach

Cardiovascular: Heart failure, fluid accumulation, palpitations, chest pain, high blood pressure

Central nervous system: Dizziness, headache, hallucination, drowsiness

Respiratory: Upper respiratory infection, sinusitis, bronchitis, nasopharyngitis, shortness of breath

Skin: Rashes, itching, increased sweating, exfoliative dermatitis, urticaria, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis

Genitourinary: Abnormal kidney function, raised concentrations of serum creatinine, urinary tract infection

Others: Anemia, ringing sensation in the ears, raised level of liver enzymes, liver damage, prolongation in bleeding time, reduced blood counts, allergic reactions

Other Precautions : • Patients should be advised not to interchange the formulations of diclofenac for their treatment as the formulations may not be bioequivalent.
• It is recommended to report to the emergency center any signs and symptoms of allergic reactions, gastrointestinal complaints, cardiovascular events, liver toxicity, unusual weight gain or weight loss.

Drug Name : Diclofenac

Diclofenac(Voltaren) generic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) prescribed to treat mild-to-moderate musculoskeletal pain. It helps to relieve: Tenderness, stiffness, and inflammation due to osteoarthritis , rheumatoid arthritis , and ankylosing spondylitis Musculoskeletal pain due to sprains, strains or other causes. Migraine headache and other types of headache. Painful menstrual cramps. Pre and post-operative pain. Pain due to kidney stones and gallstones.
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