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Side Effects of Diflunisal

Common Side Effects of Diflunisal

Diflunisal has been studied extensively in clinical trials, with thousands of people having been evaluated. In these studies, side effects are always documented and compared to those that occurred in a similar group of people not taking the medicine. Based on these studies, the most common side effects of diflunisal included:
Other diflunisal side effects (occurring in more than 1 percent of people) included but are not limited to:
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Gas
  • Fatigue or tiredness
  • Insomnia
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).

Rare Side Effects With Diflunisal

During clinical studies, rare side effects of diflunisal occurred in less than 1 percent of people taking the drug. Because they are so uncommon, it is difficult to tell whether these side effects are because of the medication or something else. These rare side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Allergic reaction
  • Ulcer in the stomach or intestines (peptic ulcer)
  • Increase in liver enzymes
  • Hepatitis
  • Anemia
  • Depression
  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Vision problems, including blurred vision
  • Swelling.

Side Effects of Diflunisal: Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects of diflunisal listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug. Also let your healthcare provider know if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect of diflunisal, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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