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Diclofex DC Side Effects

Generic name: capsaicin / diclofenac topical

Note: This document contains side effect information about capsaicin / diclofenac topical. Some 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. 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.

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction (sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, hives, wheezing or trouble breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).

Serious side effects are unlikely when capsaicin and diclofenac is applied to the skin, but can occur if the medicine is absorbed into your bloodstream.

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:

Common side effects may include:

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.