Review: taking Diclofenac sodium and Excedrin together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Diclofenac sodium and Excedrin together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Diclofenac sodium and Excedrin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 60 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Diclofenac Sodium

Diclofenac sodium has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from Diclofenac sodium 15,036 users)

Excedrin

Excedrin has active ingredients of acetaminophen; aspirin; caffeine. It is often used in headache. (latest outcomes from Excedrin 8,649 users)

On Aug, 26, 2016

60 people who take Diclofenac Sodium, Excedrin are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Diclofenac sodium and Excedrin drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Diclofenac Sodium:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Excedrin:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (1 of 3 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 6 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Diclofenac Sodium:
  • female: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)
Excedrin:
  • female: 33.0% - (3 of 9 people)
  • male: 0.0% - (0 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Diclofenac Sodium:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 66.0% - (4 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 0.0% - (0 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
Excedrin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 16.0% - (1 of 6 people)
  • 50-59: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • speech disorder
  • stomach pain
6 - 12 months:
  • red face
  • back pain
10+ years:
  • red face
  • back pain
not specified:
  • nausea
  • pain in extremity
  • anaemia
  • dizziness
  • insomnia
  • oedema peripheral
  • chest discomfort
  • hepatitis
  • abdominal discomfort
  • dyspnoea

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • red face
  • back pain
  • dyspnoea
  • nausea
  • chest discomfort
  • hepatitis
  • abdominal discomfort
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • drug ineffective
  • pain in extremity
male:
  • insomnia
  • gingival pain
  • swollen tongue
  • throat tightness
  • ulcer
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • anaemia
  • apparent death
  • arteriosclerosis coronary artery
  • asthenia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

20-29:
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal pain upper
  • arthralgia
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholesterosis
  • diarrhoea
  • faeces discoloured
30-39:
  • drug ineffective
  • fatigue
  • musculoskeletal stiffness
  • speech disorder
  • arthropathy
  • back disorder
  • blood glucose increased
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
40-49:
  • red face
  • back pain
  • nausea
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • basal cell carcinoma
  • chest pain
  • cholelithiasis
  • decreased appetite
  • drug toxicity
  • dyspnoea
50-59:
  • chest discomfort
  • dyspnoea
  • hepatitis
  • cardiac disorder
  • anaemia
  • gait disturbance
  • hypertension
  • malaise
  • nausea
  • overdose
60+:
  • insomnia
  • swollen tongue
  • throat tightness
  • ulcer
  • acute myocardial infarction
  • anaemia
  • apparent death
  • arteriosclerosis coronary artery
  • dizziness
  • gingival pain

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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