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NSAIDS side effects: Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal drug and nearly all can cause gastrointestinal problems such as nausea,heartburn,ulcers,diarrhea, and GI hemorrhage. They can also cause tinnitus, vertigo and hearing loss. They can cause kidney problems in susceptible people, and they can cause liver enzyme elevations. Taking more than recommended causes more problems. ...Read more
Pain on my middle back right side , which I can feel while twisting n bending.Get relief by n only while applying gel diclofenac diethylamine.Any cure?
See your doctor: With persistent symptoms such as these, your best bet is to see your doctor so he/she can examine you. ...Read more
Is diclofenac diethylamine ointment safe for me in third trimester? I use it for pain as per doctor's prescription.
No.: Any NSAID use could constrict the ductus arteriosus causing pulmonary hypertension to the fetus, or decrease the renal perfusion and lead to oligohydramnios. Even transdermal application (especially with the vasodilatation of late pregnancy) can result in significant concentrations in the maternal/fetal blood. Use icy-hot patch with simultaneous tylenol (acetaminophen) 1000 mg + Reglan 10 mg instead (+/- codeine). ...Read more