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Review: could Diclofenac sodium cause Ear infection (Otitis)?





Summary: Ear infection is found among people who take Diclofenac sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also take medication Methotrexate, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.

We study 14,187 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 16 have Ear infection. Find out below who they are, when they have Ear infection 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)

Ear infection

Ear infection (ear infection) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, psoriasis, depression.(latest reports from Ear infection 7,075 patients)

On Dec, 4, 2014: 14,187 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 16 people (0.11%) have Ear Infection.

Trend of Ear infection in Diclofenac sodium reports

Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have Ear infection * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Ear infection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

Gender of people who have Ear infection when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

FemaleMale
Ear infection35.71%64.29%

Age of people who have Ear infection when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Ear infection0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%11.11%11.11%33.33%44.44%

Severity of Ear infection when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Ear infection0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Ear infection ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Ear infection0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (7 people, 43.75%)
  2. Acute lymphocytic leukaemia (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Osteoporosis (3 people, 18.75%)
  4. Diabetes mellitus (2 people, 12.50%)
  5. Hypercalcaemia of malignancy (1 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Methotrexate (12 people, 75.00%)
  2. Tramadol hcl (4 people, 25.00%)
  3. Omeprazole (4 people, 25.00%)
  4. Ciprofloxacin (4 people, 25.00%)
  5. Cefuroxime axetil (4 people, 25.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    However I am now having problems sleeping, my hallucinations have increased, & I feel more paranoid/scared.

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  • When will fluid in ear from ear infection go away? (1 answer)
    Twelve days ago I my left ear suddenly started hurting, and stared to sound like my ear was under water. Pain, and pressure in both ears continued to get worse for 8 days before I saw a doctor who diagnosed infection in both ears and prescribed me amoxicillin, 500mg 3x a day.

    I have taken the antibiotic on time every time for 4 full days and pain and pressure have only decreased a small amount and my hearing has not returned to normal, and seems to be affecting both ears although only the left sounds under water.

    When might the fluid finally drain and my hearing return to normal? Or, when should I contact my doctor about symptoms barely improving? I have never had such a slow reaction to antibiotics, but I have also never had an ear infection even as a child.

    I did try a couple home remedies to drain or dry the fluid days ago. Sweet oil just temporarily added pressure and an alcohol/vinegar mix just caused more discomfort. I am starting to become concerned about permanent damage to my hearing since the problem started almost 2 weeks ago.
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  • I have recurring episodes of ear infections, ulcers in my nose and 'humming' in my eyes.
    All three conditions occur together and repeat every few weeks. I have had the symptoms treated individually with ointment for my nasal cavity and ear drops. Because the symptoms recur I" am concerned that maybe it's viral. This has been going on for a couple of years and I'm sick of it. My eyes 'hum' which draws blank stares from medical professionals I have spoken to. When they 'hum' I tightly blink my eyes - involuntarily. I have recently started using a Positive pressure sleep apnoea machine and the airflow triggers the humming. The staff at the sleep centre where I bought the sleep apnoea machine said that the triggering of the eyes humming is caused by fluid in my sinuses. I need to know what these three symptoms occuring together means, and how to treat the cause rather than the individual symptoms. My ENT

    said that if I stop 'picking' the ulcer then it would clear up and ignored the symptoms as a whole! I need help
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    When we arrived at the destination, I asked my wife (of 60+kg) to press my back in that area with her foot. I did not pay attention how exactly she was doing that and she did it by applying stronger pressure, and over the whole spinal area, provoking strong pain in one moment, instead of a relief.

    This happened 6 days ago (10 Aug 2014).

    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'.

    The place where I am now is quite remote, and doctors are not available. As the condition was really bad / painful, I decided to take an advice from a cousin, and started to take the Diclofenac 50 mg orally; and the advice was that it is allowed to take one tablet every 6 hours = 200 mg/day. This has had a good effect and the pain disappeared, except in a mild intensity on certain moves, in that area where I felt the strong pain during my wife's manipulation of my back (basically what happened was that she used her full weight to step on my back, trying to lower the weight by supporting herself with her arms opposed to a piece of furniture which was laid parallel to my laying position, which I think caused the force on my spinal chord to be not vertical, but under an angle).

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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.

    If it won't be the case that actor's names were not refreshed so recently, I would consider this as the result of aging, stress, lack of refreshing my memory 'on that side' as I do not watch movies too often in the last years, etc, but still in spite of that I would expect to remember those names.

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