Review: could Diclofenac Sodium cause Narcotic Abuse?


Summary

Narcotic abuse is found among people who take Diclofenac Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Cafergot, and have Eye pain . We study 14,140 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 14 have Narcotic abuse. Find out below who they are, when they have Narcotic abuse and more.

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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 14,911 users)

Narcotic Abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) has been reported by people with breathing - slowed or stopped, intentional overdose, drug abuse and dependence, drug withdrawal syndrome, multiple drug overdose (latest reports from 15,149 Narcotic abuse patients).

On Aug, 23, 2016

14,140 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac Sodium.
Among them, 14 people (0.1%) have Narcotic Abuse


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Diclofenac sodium cause Narcotic abuse?

Time on Diclofenac Sodium when people have Narcotic Abuse *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Diclofenac Sodium *:

  • female: 92.31 %
  • male: 7.69 %

Age of people who have Narcotic Abuse when taking Diclofenac Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 16.67 %
  • 30-39: 8.33 %
  • 40-49: 8.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 33.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Migraine Prophylaxis (2 people)
  • Herpes Zoster (2 people)
  • Headache (2 people)
  • Eye Pain (2 people)
  • Surgery (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Valacyclovir Hcl (2 people)
  • Pregabaline (2 people)
  • Dihydroergotamine Mesylate (2 people)
  • Dihydroergotamine (2 people)
  • Cafergot (2 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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