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Diclofenac Sodium

Popular Brands: : Voltaren, Diclofenac, Diclofenac Sodium, Pennsaid, Voltaren-xr
Official FDA Reports156,176
Social Media Events1,053
Total Posts4,249
Avg. Review Score3.80/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Diclofenac Sodium
Manufacturers
  • Akorn, Inc.
  • Direct Rx
  • Fougera Pharmaceuticals Inc
  • Javelin Pharmaceuticals Inc A Wholly Owned Sudsidiary Of Hospira Inc
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp
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Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Diclofenac Sodium Side Effects

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* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Diclofenac Sodium

Dizziness

Voltaren making my head spin . Yuck.


Source: EllaCoffeebean/statuses/19979609070542...

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Abdominal Discomfort

helped a lot, but had to stop taking due to stomach issues


Source: Voltaren

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Hiatus Hernia

Can't take regularly as have a hiatus hernia , but helps


Source: Voltaren

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tinnitus

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Posted By dicloissh1t on March 2, 2017 @ 3:57 pm

I have tinnitus for 2 years after I took diclo-50 diclofenac natrium. I tried everything and tinnitus will not go away. it made a very big problem in problem in my life it should be forbidden.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Constipation, Abdominal pain, Night sweats, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on September 4, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Abdominal pain after taking for a few days. Weakness, night sweats and constipation Have taken before, to good effect, but can no longer take the risk. Make sure to take with ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on July 7, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: None Voltaren has been the best medicine for my acute pain - i am able to do normal activities like work, gym housework - very important! I recommend taking it with lots of fo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Abdominal discomfort, Pain, Pelvic pain, Diarrhoea, Muscle spasms, Muscular weakness

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Severe stomach pain that will wake you up at night, nausea, diarrhea, weak, pelvic pain making you feel like you are having the worst cramps ever, feeling of movement in abdomen, stabbi...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Hypersomnia, Dehydration, Muscular weakness, Haemorrhage, Decreased appetite

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 22, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Unable to eat or drink and became dehydrated. Very weak,unable to get out of bed. Went the ER and was admitted to hospital with severe gastrointestinal bleeding. Was in hospital for 7 ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on June 13, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Odor of drug emitted from body for weeks after stoppage Moderately effective for pain relief

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Headache

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on May 29, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: No side effects at the morning dose but a mild headache in the evening. When I took my first pill, I had immediate relief from knee pain that had kept me from sleeping well fo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Kat in fdb.rxlist.com on March 31, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Condition: Arthritis in both hips due to Crohn's. I have been taking Voltaren for over three years. Most days it helps GREAT!!! Some days, eh, not so good. LOL - That's because I sometimes over due ac...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Tinnitus

Posted By gmakaren in fdb.rxlist.com on March 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

I am hoping to come off of this med by using supplements. Supplements have taken my knee pain away completely. My main concern now is morning stiffness. I have ringing in the ears which is a possible ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: Nausea, Vomiting, Adverse event, Diarrhoea, Sleep terror, Somnolence, Tendon pain

Posted By Anonymous in askapatient.com on March 9, 2015 @ 12:00 am

Side Effects: Tiredness, nausea, gurgling stomach, vivid nightmares, sudden and severe diarrhea, extreme vomiting I was prescribed this drug by my doctor in France who has just started trea...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.