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Review: could Diclofenac cause Narcotic abuse?

Summary: Narcotic abuse could be caused by Diclofenac, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also take Topiramate, and have Herpes zoster.

We study 14,176 people who have side effects while taking Diclofenac 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 (latest outcomes from 14,944 users) has active ingredients of diclofenac sodium. It is often used in arthritis.

Narcotic abuse

Narcotic abuse (addiction of narcotic (pain killer )) (latest reports from 45,298 patients) has been reported by people with drug abuse and dependence, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, back pain.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 14,126 people reported to have side effects when taking Diclofenac sodium. Among them, 14 people (0.10%) have Narcotic Abuse. They amount to 0.03% of all the 45,233 people who have Narcotic Abuse on eHealthMe.

Trend of Narcotic abuse in Diclofenac sodium reports

Time on Diclofenac sodium when people have Narcotic abuse * :

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Gender of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

FemaleMale
Narcotic abuse92.31%7.69%

Age of people who have Narcotic abuse when taking Diclofenac sodium * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Narcotic abuse0.00%0.00%0.00%16.67%16.67%8.33%25.00%33.33%

Severity of Narcotic abuse when taking Diclofenac sodium ** :

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How people recovered from Narcotic abuse ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Migraine prophylaxis (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Eye pain (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Headache (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Corneal epithelium defect (1 people, 7.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Topiramate (2 people, 14.29%)
  2. Dihydroergotamine (2 people, 14.29%)
  3. Mirtazapine (2 people, 14.29%)
  4. Pregabaline (2 people, 14.29%)
  5. Valacyclovir hcl (2 people, 14.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    Using Voltaren gel 1% told may cause ulcers and other stomach problems using prevacid each day will help to advoid this problem. Fact or fiction I am male 84 years old with no other problems except arthritis knees and thigh

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