What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Diclofenac Injection?
- If you have an allergy to aspirin or NSAIDs.
- If you are allergic to diclofenac injection; any part of diclofenac injection; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
- If you are pregnant or may be pregnant. Do not take diclofenac injection if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy. You may also need to avoid diclofenac injection at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking diclofenac injection during pregnancy.
- If you have ever had asthma caused by a salicylate drug like aspirin or a drug like this one like NSAIDs.
- If you have any of these health problems: GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding or kidney problems.
- If you have had a recent heart attack.
- If you have heart failure (weak heart).
- If you are taking any other NSAID, a salicylate drug like aspirin, or pemetrexed.
- If you are having trouble getting pregnant or you are having your fertility checked.
- If you are breast-feeding or plan to breast-feed.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with diclofenac injection.Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take diclofenac injection with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Diclofenac Injection?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take diclofenac injection. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your blood work checked if you are on diclofenac injection for a long time. Talk with your doctor.
- High blood pressure has happened with drugs like this one. Have your blood pressure checked as you have been told by your doctor.
- Talk with your doctor before you drink alcohol.
- If you smoke, talk with your doctor.
- If you have asthma, talk with your doctor. You may be more sensitive to diclofenac injection.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Do not take diclofenac injection for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- You may bleed more easily. Be careful and avoid injury. Use a soft toothbrush and an electric razor.
- The chance of heart failure is raised with the use of drugs like this one. In people who already have heart failure, the chance of heart attack, having to go to the hospital for heart failure, and death is raised. Talk with the doctor.
- The chance of heart attack and heart-related death is raised in people taking drugs like this one after a recent heart attack. People taking drugs like this one after a first heart attack were also more likely to die in the year after the heart attack compared with people not taking drugs like this one. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are taking aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, talk with your doctor.
- Liver problems have happened with drugs like this one. Sometimes, this has been deadly. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
- If you are 65 or older, use diclofenac injection with care. You could have more side effects.
NSAIDs like diclofenac injection may affect egg release (ovulation) in women. This may cause you to not be able to get pregnant. This goes back to normal when diclofenac injection is stopped. Talk with your doctor.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking diclofenac injection, call your doctor right away.
How is this medicine (Diclofenac Injection) best taken?
Use diclofenac injection as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
What do I do if I miss a dose?