of december 2009, endo, novartis, and the us fda notified healthcare professionals to add new warnings and precautions about the potential for elevation in liver function tests during treatment with all products containing diclofenac sodium. in patients with pre-existing hepatic porphyria, as diclofenac may trigger attacks. at a meeting of the national wildlife board in march 2005, the government of india announced it intended to phase out the veterinary use of diclofenac.: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including diclofenac) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke.% concentration is equivalent to a 1% concentration of the sodium salt. in the united kingdom, voltarol can be supplied with either the sodium salt or the potassium salt, while cataflam, sold in some other countries, is the potassium salt only.: nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (including diclofenac) may rarely increase the risk for a heart attack or stroke. nih warns that patients who take diclofenac or other nsaids besides than aspirin may have an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, ulcers, bleeding, or holes in the stomach or intestine.
Voltaren (Diclofenac Sodium): Side Effects, Interactions, Warning
Brand name of diclofenac sodium
 compared with placebo, of 1000 patients allocated to diclofenac for a year, three more had major vascular events, one of which was fatal. it is available as a generic drug in a number of formulations, including diclofenac diethylamine, which is applied topically. solaraze (3% diclofenac sodium gel) is topically applied, twice a day for three months, to manage the skin condition known as actinic or solar keratosis. of drug-induced hepatotoxicity have been reported in the first month, but can occur at any time during treatment with diclofenac. patch, a minimally systemic topical patch formulation of diclofenac, is indicated for acute pain due to minor sprains, strains, and contusions. body absorbs diclofenac potassium more quickly, which is useful when immediate pain-relief is required. is a prescription brand-name form of diclofenac sodium that is available as a gel, as standard and extended release oral tablets, and as a suppository. taking diclofenac and get medical help right away if you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects: bloody or black/tarry stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest/jaw/left arm pain, shortness of breath, unusual sweating, weakness on one side of the body, sudden vision changes, slurred speech.