Review: could Diclofenac sodium cause Abdominal pain?
Summary: Abdominal pain 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 Acetaminophen, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 14,188 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 397 have Abdominal pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Abdominal pain and more.
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Diclofenac sodium has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 14,956 Diclofenac sodium users)
Abdominal pain has been reported by people with birth control, crohn's disease, high blood pressure, pain, depression. (latest reports from 107,206 Abdominal pain patients)
On Jan, 1, 2015: 14,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 505 people (3.56%) have Abdominal Pain.
Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have Abdominal pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Abdominal pain||36.79%||16.98%||12.26%||3.77%||26.42%||2.83%||0.94% |
Gender of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Diclofenac sodium * :
|Abdominal pain||62.85%||37.15% |
Age of people who have Abdominal pain when taking Diclofenac sodium * :
|Abdominal pain||0.00%||0.63%||2.72%||12.13%||9.21%||9.62%||17.99%||47.70% |
Severity of Abdominal pain when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Abdominal pain||33.33%||66.67%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Abdominal pain ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (55 people, 10.89%)
- Pain (32 people, 6.34%)
- Osteoarthritis (28 people, 5.54%)
- Hypertension (28 people, 5.54%)
- Back pain (23 people, 4.55%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Acetaminophen (68 people, 13.47%)
- Omeprazole (56 people, 11.09%)
- Tramadol hcl (44 people, 8.71%)
- Methotrexate (43 people, 8.51%)
- Folic acid (38 people, 7.52%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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