Diclofenac Dangers

Several dangerous side effects are possible with diclofenac. Some of the potentially serious side effects that have been reported with this medicine (and should be reported to your healthcare provider immediately) include:
 

 

    • Slurred speech
    • Weakness on one side of the face or body
    • Confusion

 

 

    • Chest pain
    • Shortness of breath or other breathing difficulties
    • Pain in the shoulder, arm, or jaw

 

  • Worsening of asthma
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Signs of bleeding of the digestive tract such as dark, tarry stools or bloody vomit
  • Signs of liver problems, such as yellow eyes or skin (jaundice) or elevated liver enzymes
  • Rapid weight gain, water retention, or unusual swelling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet.
     
Diclofenac products may be dangerous for people who are allergic to aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and those who have recently had open heart surgery.
 
(Click Diclofenac Side Effects and Diclofenac Warnings and Precautions to learn more about the dangers associated with diclofenac, for more warnings on who should not use this drug, and to find out what you should discuss with your healthcare provider before starting treatment.)
 
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