Diclofex DC Side Effects
Generic Name: capsaicin / diclofenac topical
Note: This document contains side effect information about capsaicin / diclofenac topical. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Diclofex DC.
Applies to capsaicin / diclofenac topical: topical kit
Diclofenac can increase your risk of fatal heart attack or stroke, especially if you use it long term or use high doses, or if you have heart disease. Do not use this medicine just before or after heart bypass surgery (coronary artery bypass graft, or CABG).
Diclofenac may also cause stomach or intestinal bleeding, which can be fatal. These conditions can occur without warning while you are using diclofenac, especially in older adults.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: sneezing, runny or stuffy nose; wheezing or trouble breathing; hives; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when diclofenac is applied to the skin, this medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of a heart attack or stroke: chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, feeling short of breath.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
shortness of breath (even with mild exertion), swelling, rapid weight gain;
signs of stomach bleeding--bloody or tarry stools, coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
liver problems--nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, flu-like symptoms, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
kidney problems--little or no urinating, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath;
low red blood cells (anemia)--pale skin, feeling light-headed or short of breath, rapid heart rate, trouble concentrating;
the first sign of any skin rash, no matter how mild; or
severe skin reaction--fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.
Common side effects may include:
skin rash, itching, redness, blistering, tingling, or other irritation where the medicine was applied; or
dryness or hardening of treated skin.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
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Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.