diclofenac 3% - topical, Solaraze (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Rash, scaling, dry skin, or itching may occur at application site. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye redness/itching, headache, shortness of breath, muscle pain, swelling at application site.Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: change in the amount of urine, easy bruising/bleeding, unexplained stiff neck, signs of infection (e.g., fever, persistent sore throat), persistent/severe headache, swelling hands/feet, sudden/unexplained weight gain, vision changes, hearing changes (e.g., ringing in the ears), mental/mood changes (e.g., depression), fast/pounding heartbeat, fainting.Other medications similar to this medication may infrequently cause serious bleeding from the stomach or intestines. Also, related drugs rarely have caused blood clots to form, resulting in heart attacks and strokes. If you notice any of the following rare but very serious side effects, stop using this medication and seek immediate medical attention: black/bloody stools, persistent stomach/abdominal pain, vomit that looks like coffee grounds, chest pain, sudden vision changes, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech.This drug may rarely cause serious (possibly fatal) liver problems. Stop using diclofenac and tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following rare but serious side effects: yellowing eyes/skin, dark urine, unusual/extreme tiredness, severe stomach/abdomen pain, persistent nausea/vomiting.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
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