DICLOFENAC SODIUM Side Effects by Likelihood and Severity

COMMON side effects

If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

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    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • itching
    • a reaction at the site of administration
    • skin inflammation due to a topically applied medication
    • dry skin
    • a skin rash

    INFREQUENT side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • abnormal liver function tests
    • trouble breathing

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • indigestion
    • skin inflammation
    • a skin ulcer
    • drowsiness
    • taste impairment
    • a skin rash
    • visible water retention
    • headache
    • nausea
    • a feeling of pins and needles on skin
    • a stinging sensation on the skin
    • pink eye
    • high blood pressure
    • abnormal peeling of skin
    • itching
    • muscle pain
    • flu-like symptoms
    • pain
    • diarrhea
    • hyperesthesia, an increased nerve sensitivity

    RARE side effects

    If experienced, these tend to have a Severe expression i

    • water retention
    • anemia
    • a decrease in platelet clotting
    • a heart attack
    • heart failure
    • a stroke
    • a stomach ulcer
    • stomach or intestinal ulcer
    • liver tissue death
    • liver failure
    • inflammation of the liver called hepatitis
    • bleeding of the stomach or intestines
    • renal papillary necrosis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called toxic epidermal necrolysis
    • a skin disorder with blistering and peeling skin called Stevens-Johnson syndrome
    • skin rash with sloughing
    • diarrhea
    • a significant type of allergic reaction called anaphylaxis
    • a rupture in the wall of the stomach or intestine
    • a yellowing of the eyes or skin from buildup of bilirubin called jaundice
    • hives
    • a type of bumpy skin rash called a maculopapular rash

    If experienced, these tend to have a Less Severe expression i

    • hyperactive behavior
    • high blood pressure
    • a type of stomach irritation called gastritis
    • numbness
    • local fluid collection
    • increased sensitivity of the skin to the sun

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