18 May 2010
Dose of Diclofenac Sodium for Osteoarthritis, the recommended diclofenac sodium dosage is 50 mg two or three times a day or 75 mg twice daily.
the most common diclofenac sodium side effects include: Stomach pain, Constipation, Diarrhea, Heartburn or indigestion (dyspepsia), Gas, Unexplained bleeding, Ulcer in the stomach or intestines (peptic ulcer), Nausea, Vomiting, Anemia, Dizziness, Swelling, Increase in liver enzymes, Headache, Itching, Unexplained rash, Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
The FDA warning: people using nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including diclofenac sodium, may be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those people who do not take NSAIDs. This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin, however. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time.
Some serious side effects are: Chest pain, Shortness of breath, Weakness on one part of your body, Slurred speech. Other possibly serious side effects include but are not limited to: Allergic reactions, such as: Swelling of the face or body, Blisters, Unexplained skin rash, Wheezing & Difficulty breathing
Stomach or intestinal problems, including bleeding, ulcers, or a hole (known as a perforation), Liver damage, which can cause: Nausea, Fatigue, Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice), Excessive tiredness, Kidney problems, including kidney failure, Signs of heart failure, such as rapid weight gain, water retention, or unusual swelling of the arms, legs, hands, or feet.
Because diclofenac sodium can increase the risk of major or life-threatening bleeding, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or have any of the following symptoms: Bloody nose, Black, tarry stools, Blood in the urine or stools, Vomiting blood, Red or purple spots on the skin.
Some rare side effects include but are not limited to: High blood pressure (hypertension), Fainting, Dry mouth, Asthma, Weight changes, Hair loss (alopecia), Blurred vision, Anxiety, Depression, Spinning sensation (vertigo).
However, it is advisable to talk to your helathcare provider for more deatisl, hope this helps?
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