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- Mar 10 2017
Side-Effects of Diclofenac
What is Diclofenac?
It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It is used to treat mild to moderate pain, symptoms of osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, painful menstruation periods, and ankylosing spondylitis. In powder form which is called as Cambia, it is used to treat a migraine headache attack. It works by inhibiting a specific type of prostaglandin that causes inflammation. It was first approved by FDA in 19998 under the brand name Voltaren.
It is available with different brand names in the market.
If you take NSAIDs then you may have:
- Higher risk of having a Heart Attack.
- Avoid taking this medicine if you have recently had a heart attack.
- Do not use it just before or after heart bypass surgery.
- Do not use cambia to treat a cluster headache.
- Do not use zipsor if you are allergic to beef or beef protein.
- It can damage the lining of the stomach, which increases the risk of stomach ulcers and heartburn.
- Avoid taking this medicine if you are the smoker or heavy drinker.
- Older people are at very much risk if they take this medicine.
- It can cause extreme sleepiness, confusion, dizziness, loss of balance, and severe stomach problems.
- Do not take it if you are pregnant.
Side- Effects of Diclofenac
- Abdominal bloating, burning, cramping or pain.
- Bloody or black, tarry stools.
- Cloudy urine.
- Decrease in urine output
- Dizziness, feeling of indigestion
- A headache
- Itching skin or rash
- Loss of appetite
- Pale skin
- Trouble breathing
- Vomiting of blood
- Weight loss
Symptoms of Overdose
- Blurred vision
- Change in consciousness
- Muscle twitching
- Pale or blue lips
- Rapid weight gain
- Swelling of the eyelid, face, lips or tounge.
- Trouble sleeping
Follow doctor’s instructions about how much medicine to take.
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