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In pharmacology, diclofenac is "non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (NSAID) with antipyretic and analgesic actions. It is primarily available as the sodium salt."[1]

Adverse effects

Vascular disease

NSAIDs, especially diclofenac, may cause recurrence of vascular disease among patients with prior myocardial infarctions.[2]


  1. Anonymous (2015), Diclofenac (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
  2. Schjerning Olsen AM, Fosbøl EL, Lindhardsen J, Folke F, Charlot M, Selmer C et al. (2011). "Duration of treatment with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and impact on risk of death and recurrent myocardial infarction in patients with prior myocardial infarction: a nationwide cohort study.". Circulation 123 (20): 2226-35. DOI:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.004671. PMID 21555710. Research Blogging.

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