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Review: could Diclofenac sodium cause Chest pain?





Summary: Chest 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 Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,187 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 364 have Chest pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Chest pain and more.

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Diclofenac sodium

Diclofenac sodium has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from Diclofenac sodium 14,955 users)

Chest pain

Chest pain has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis.(latest reports from Chest pain 136,288 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 14,186 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 364 people (2.57%) have Chest Pain.

Trend of Chest pain in Diclofenac sodium reports

Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have Chest pain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Chest pain61.29%8.06%19.35%0.00%8.06%0.00%3.23%

Gender of people who have Chest pain when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

FemaleMale
Chest pain54.16%45.84%

Age of people who have Chest pain when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Chest pain0.00%0.29%3.51%2.63%11.70%9.65%28.07%44.15%

Severity of Chest pain when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Chest pain0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Chest pain ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Chest pain0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (43 people, 11.81%)
  2. Pain (29 people, 7.97%)
  3. Hypertension (27 people, 7.42%)
  4. Osteoarthritis (15 people, 4.12%)
  5. Back pain (14 people, 3.85%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (67 people, 18.41%)
  2. Dexamethasone (42 people, 11.54%)
  3. Methotrexate (38 people, 10.44%)
  4. Omeprazole (36 people, 9.89%)
  5. Prednisone (30 people, 8.24%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    I went to bed after applying quite a big amount of Diclofenac gel on my back, and I did not get up for the next 36 hours, and was mainly sleeping, however, the whole muscular area was in a spasm and on certain moves very painful after that 'rest'.

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    I noticed yesterday, when I had taken Diclofenac 50mg already 6 times in the 8hrs interval, that I had a strange memory blockage: I was watching a movie with a famous actor, and I could not remember the name of the actor. Then I realised, I cannot remember the name of another famous actor, of whom I was reading in newspapers a lot these last few days, and we were talking about that few times.

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    In spite of expecting to remember the names, this is still not happening.

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