Diclofenac and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 2 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with diclofenac which include:
Ask your doctor before using diclofenac together with ethanol. Do not drink alcohol while taking diclofenac. Alcohol can increase your risk of stomach bleeding caused by diclofenac. Call your doctor at once if you have symptoms of bleeding in your stomach or intestines. This includes black, bloody, or tarry stools, or coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medications without first talking to your doctor.
NSAIDs - fluid retention
Fluid retention and edema have been reported in association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension, or a history of heart failure. Blood pressure and cardiovascular status should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID treatment and throughout the course of therapy.
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- Lewis RV, Toner JM, Jackson PR, Ramsay LE "Effects of indomethacin and sulindac on blood pressure of hypertensive patients." Br Med J 292 (1986): 934-5
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diclofenac drug Interactions
There are 399 drug interactions with diclofenac
diclofenac disease Interactions
There are 10 disease interactions with diclofenac which include:
- Fluid Retention
- Gi Toxicity
- Renal Toxicities
- Platelet Aggregation Inhibition
Drug Interaction Classification
The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.