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Diclofenac

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Most Commonly Used

Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Pill Identification: M D5 
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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Sandoz Inc. a Novartis Company
Pill Identification: GG 977 
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Diclofenac Potassium 50mg Tab
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA
Pill Identification: 93 948 
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Common Side Effects of Diclofenac
Before you start taking diclofenac, be sure to tell your doctor if you have any allergies. Also tell your doctor if you are taking any medicines, either prescription or over-the-counter, including supplements and herbal treatments. Some medicines may interact with diclofenac, so make sure to give your doctor a complete list.

Before taking diclofenac, you should also let your doctor know about any medical conditions you have. Also let your doctor know if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding before taking diclofenac.

You may experience some side effects when taking diclofenac. Tell your doctor if any side effects of diclofenac are severe or long-lasting. These side effects of diclofenac may include diarrhea, constipation, heartburn, headaches, and dizziness.

If you are taking diclofenac, you should be aware of some risks associated with NSAIDs, including a higher risk of heart attack, stroke, and gastrointestinal problems such as ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestines.

Get medical help right away if you have any of the following symptoms while taking diclofenac:

  • Unexplained weight gain, loss of appetite, or nausea
  • Vomiting blood
  • Feeling excessively tired or lacking energy
  • Pain in the right upper part of the stomach, yellowing of the skin or eyes, or flulike symptoms
  • Hoarseness or difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Pale skin or a rapid heartbeat
  • Problems urinating; bloody, cloudy, or discolored urine
  • Black or bloody stools
  • Chest pain or trouble breathing
  • Slurred speech or weakness on one side of the body
  • Rash or fever
  • Redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth