Common and Rare Reactions to Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release

Common Side Effects

Diclofenac sodium extended-release has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people worldwide having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients). This way, it is possible to see what side effects occur, how often they appear, and how they compare to the group not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common side effects with diclofenac sodium extended-release include:
 
  • Stomach pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia)
  • Gas
  • Unexplained bleeding
  • Ulcer in the stomach or intestines (peptic ulcer)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anemia
  • Dizziness
  • Swelling
  • Increase in liver enzymes
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Unexplained rash
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
     

Rare Side Effects

During clinical studies, rare diclofenac sodium extended-release side effects occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because these side effects are so rare, it is difficult to tell whether they are because of the medication or due to something else. These rare side effects include but are not limited to:
 
Top Foods to Fight Inflammation

Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release Info

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2017 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.