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Side Effects of Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution

Common Side Effects of Diclofenac Sodium Topical Solution

Diclofenac sodium topical solution has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using the product were documented and compared to those that occurred in another group of people using a placebo solution (a solution with no active ingredients).
This way, it is possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common diclofenac sodium topical solution side effects included:
  • Dry skin at the application site -- in up to 32 percent of people
  • Contact dermatitis (an itchy, red skin reaction) at the application site -- up to 9 percent
  • Indigestion or heartburn -- up to 8 percent
  • Abdominal pain (stomach pain) -- up to 6 percent.
Other common reactions (occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people) included:

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using diclofenac sodium topical solution. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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