Side Effects of Diclofenac

NSAIDS (Diclofenac) often have the following serious adverse effects (side effects)

1. Gastrointestinal complications are frequently reported in NSAIDS.
e.g., Stomach Ulcer, Gastrointestinal (GI) Ulcerations, Abdominal Pain, Diarrhoea.

2. Moderate to severe toxic hepatic (liver) and renal (kidney) impairment

3. Cardiovascular risks (Heart Diseases)

4. Stroke (Blood CLotting)

5. Asthmatic Allergy

6. Pregnancy

7. Skin Reactions

Other Side Effects of Diclofenac


Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as diclofenac) pass through the placenta to the fetus when used during pregnancy. The most serious side effect appear to occur near the end of pregnancy. Due to the potential risks, it is important that you talk to your healthcare provider if pregnancy occurs while you are taking diclofenac.

Skin Reactions

A number of effects on the skin have been reported with long-term Diclofenac use. These are less common and may be serious. Contact your doctor right away if you experience loosening of skin, white or red skin discolorations, yellowing of the skin and eyes, itching, or flushing.

Cardiac Side Effects

Serious cardiac side effects can occur in response to long-term use of Diclofenac. Such effects include increased pulse, arrthymias, chest pains, and tightening of chest. Contact your health professional if you experience any heart-related side effects while using Diclofenac.

Diclofenac use to be consulted with doctors if you are having the following:

● History of drug allergies ● History of heart attack, stoke or blood clot

● Heart diseases, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure

● History of stomach ulcer or bleeding

● Liver or Kindney Disease

● Bleeding or blood clotting disorder

● Asthma or polyps (inflammation in nose due to asthma)