Used to relieve mild-to-moderate acute pain associated with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Stomach-related side effects such as indigestion, belching, heartburn, and bleeding.
People of an older age, taking other medicines that affect the stomach, or who drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol per day may be more at risk. Other side effects including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) have also been reported.
Most NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events including stroke or heart attack. May increase bleeding time especially if given with other medicines that also delay blood clotting.
May interact with some other medicines such as warfarin, SSRIs, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics. Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects.
Time to peak effect varies from 30 minutes to 3-5 hours depending on the formulation of Voltaren taken. ACE inhibitors or Arms, such as captopril, enalapril, or losartan antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin or vancomycin anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as apixaban, dabigatran, fondaparinux, heparin, or warfarin antidepressants, such as citalopram, Escitalopram, fluoxetine, or fluoxetine antifungals, such as voriconazole beta blockers, such as acebutolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, or carvedilol bisphosphonates, such as alendronate diuretics (water pills), such as chlorthalidone, chlorothiazide, or hydrochlorothiazide HIV medications (e.g., Sterile, tenofovir) other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as celecoxib, eidola, ibuprofen, Motorola, meloxicam, nabumetone, or naproxen sulfonylureas (a type of diabetes medication), such as glimepiride, glyceride, or glipizide supplements, such as glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E others, such as cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, penetrated, pirfenidone, or tacrolimus.
Drinking alcohol while taking Voltaren may increase the risk of gastrointestinal-related side effects or kidney damage. Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Voltaren.
You should refer to the prescribing information for Voltaren for a complete list of interactions. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Note: This document contains side effect information about diclofenac. NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal.
NSAIDs also cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events, including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal.
Diclofenac sodium is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal.
Oral route (Tablet; Capsule, Liquid Filled; Powder for Solution) NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal.
Diclofenac is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft surgery. NSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal.
Agitation blurred vision change in consciousness change in the ability to see colors, especially blue or yellow confusion depression difficult or troubled breathing hives hostility irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing irritability loss of consciousness muscle twitching nervousness pain or discomfort in the chest, upper stomach, or throat pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue rapid weight gain seizures sleepiness slow or fast heartbeat stupor swelling of the face, ankles, or hands tightness in the chest trouble sleeping unusual drowsiness, dullness, or feeling of sluggishness Some side effects of diclofenac may occur that usually do not need medical attention.
Continuing ringing or buzzing or other unexplained noise in the ears excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines hearing loss lack or loss of strength passing gas NSAIDs including this drug, can cause serious gastrointestinal (GI) events which can occur at any time, with or without warning.
Patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding had a greater than 10-fold increased risk for developing a GI bleed than patients with neither of these risk factors. Elevations to greater than 3 x URN of AST occurred in about 2% (n=5700) of patients at some point during treatment.
NSAIDs inhibit platelet aggregation and have been shown to prolong bleeding time in some patients. Unlike aspirin, the NSAID effect on platelet function is quantitatively less, of shorter duration, and reversible.
Frequency not reported : Confusion, drowsiness, insomnia, paresthesia, tremors Clinical trials of several cyclooxygenase (COX)-2 selective and nonselective NSAIDs of up to 3 years duration have shown an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and stroke, which can be fatal.
Pharmacoepidemiological data reveal an increased risk of arteriothrombotic events associated with diclofenac (the active ingredient contained in Voltaren) use, particularly at a high dose and during long-term treatment. In a meta-analysis of long-term treatment with diclofenac 150 mg/day, compared with placebo use of this drug resulted in approximately 3 additional major vascular events per 1000 participants.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. The phase IV clinical study is created by health based on reports of 24,506 people who have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium from the FDA, and is updated regularly.
The phase IV trial will monitor drug safety outcomes that are personalized to your gender and age (0-99+). 24,506 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium.
Acute kidney failure has been reported by people with high blood pressure, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pain, multiple myeloma, diabetes. EHealthMe is studying from 138,096 Acute kidney failure patients now.
With a simple flat fee, you can take any number of meds in health's Essential Drug Plan. My husband has been taking the medication Voltaren for quite a while and his doctor called to say for him to stop using it because it was damaging his kidneys.
He also drinks a lot of Coke, will that do damage as well, he doesn't want to give Coke up, and he's also diabetic. This damage may take years in some people but in others can occur after a single dose.
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I recently heard from one pediatric anesthesiologist that long-term use of diclofenac can cause potential liver and /or kidney problems, and this doctor ordered blood tests to test for liver and kidney function. Yes, I do use this medication, however my RA doc has me make it up into a cream and use it topically instead of swallowing them and risking stomach and intestinal damage.
In addition to Fibromyalgia I also have arthritis in my spine and shoulder, so I take it for that, and I can 't live without it. I was put on antibiotics for a week on day 4 and booked in for an ultrasound.
I have diverticulitis(pretty much under control) and also arthritis pain in joint and muscles. I take 75 milligrams Diclofenac once a day but am concerned about stomach distress and heart complications.
I was diagnosed with kidney stones (3.6 mm and 5.4 mm) and it's been 5 days I take medicine (rotating, comic, diclofenac, omeprazole, no-spa). I was diagnosed with kidney stones (3.6 mm and 5.4 mm) and it's been 5 days I take medicine (rotating, comic, diclofenac, omeprazole, no-spa).
Thx Dr My problem is that I am 20 years old and i appeared for being a pilot in the emirates airlines, I passed all the exams, but they asked me to get rid of the kidney stones and I got like one month as a chance. NSAIDs are a powerful class of drugs that are used to treat pain and inflammation.
However, they are not without adverse effects, especially if taken long term, i.e. daily for 3 to 6 months continuously. I am beginning to have the same symptoms I had last time (sore lower back and tender testicles).
Though some information charts say that it should be used with caution in patients with Diabetes, it refers to underlying conditions as renal failure, hepatic impairment, IBS,stroke, clotting problems, asthma, allergies, CD/colitis, HTN, smoking,High LDL/HDL etc are present in your history. Quartz and other forms of viscosupplementation are not anti-inflammatory medications and if your articular cartilage is destroyed, or you have Rheumatoid arthritis they may not work.
Diclofenac is purely a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, and it will relieve the pain till it is acting in your body. I have started taking Diclofenac 75 mg x's 2 a day to try and see if a non-narcotic medication may give me some relief long term with my rib pain.
Now I think 1 of 2 things either A) it's starting to build up in my system and is helping better or B) My ribs just happen to feel a bit better lately. There are also possible side effects if Diclofenac is taken with Pail and ace inhibitors, both of which he is also taking.
I don't know if it will help through the night (which for me is the worst) but I know I'm able to sit at my desk all day without hammering a hole in the ground with my foot when I take it. Avoid potent ones like indomethacin and diclofenac since there is increased risk of kidney and heart failure.
Opioids like co-codamol and hydrocodone may be required if severe pain is there and intracranial lesions are ruled out. A brain MRI needs to be done to rule out any intracranial lesions or aneurysm.
For the last two weeks I have had rt side back/flank tenderness and intermittent pain below ribs and in groin area. I went to the physician's assistant since my MD was out of town, and she just told me to drink more water.
I have waves of fatigue and nausea (not severe) and have been lethargic this entire time. Of note that I had body aches, low-grade fever and some diarrhea two days before this episode and I was taking diclofenac sodium paracetamol, and some anti-diarrhea drug and was in cold the night before.