Voltaren Side Effects
Naproxen belongs to a class of prescription drugs that are called nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Diclofenac is its generic name and it is also
known by the brand names Voltaren-XR (extended release) and Cataflam. Voltaren
has been proven to be quite effective in the treatment of pain, fever, and inflammation
in the body. For more detailed information about this prescription drug, please
see our main Voltaren page. For Voltaren side effects
information, please see below.
General Voltaren Side Effects Information
Many patients will benefit from Voltaren (and other NSAIDs) with few or no side
effects whatsoever. However, there is always a possibility that serious side effects
can occur, and generally these tend to be dose related. Thus, as a general rule,
it is often desirable to use the lowest effective Voltaren
dosage in order to minimize the possibility of side effects.
Common Voltaren Side Effects
Abdominal pain or cramps, diarrhea, headache, constipation, indigestion, nausea.
As you can see, the more common side effects of Voltaren involve the gastrointestinal
Less Common Voltaren Side Effects
It can cause abdominal bleeding or swelling, fluid retention, stomach gas, itching,
dizziness, peptic ulcers, rash, or even a ringing in the ears.
Side effects other than those listed here are also possible. If you notice any
of the above, or any others, be sure to let a doctor know as soon as possible,
especially if it/they are particularly troubling or persistent. Note also, Voltaren
patients should contact a doctor immediately if they experience blood in vomit
or bloody, black, or tarry stools. These symptoms could be a dangerous indicator
of damage to the stomach or intestines.
Important Additional Information
Before taking Voltaren, be sure to let your doctor know if you are currently taking
any non-prescription or prescription drugs, but particularly - Aspirin, other
NSAIDs (e.g. Motrin, Naproxen, Advil), an anticoagulant (blood thinner) such as
Warfarin (Coumadin), a steroid such as Prednisone (Deltasone), insulin or an oral
diabetes medicine such as glipizide (Glucotrol), Lithium and bismuth subsalicylate
in drugs such as Pepto-Bismol.
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