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There are many precautions and warnings with diclofenac potassium to be aware of. For example, diclofenac potassium can cause high blood pressure, congestive heart failure, kidney or liver damage, or stomach or intestinal problems in some people. There are also certain people who should avoid taking diclofenac potassium, including those who have recently had coronary bypass graft surgery and those who are allergic to any part of the medication.
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, liver failure, or cirrhosis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Bleeding problems (or if you are taking a medicine that decreases the ability of your blood to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAID pain medicines.
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- Have recently had heart surgery.