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Voltaren-XR Side Effects

Serious Voltaren-XR Side Effects

Potentially serious side effects are possible while taking Voltaren-XR. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), including Voltaren-XR, may be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin, however. This risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without warning and can lead to loss of life. Call 911 if you experience any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness on one part of your body
  • Slurred speech.
     
Other possibly serious Voltaren-XR side effects include but are not limited to:
 
  • Allergic reactions, such as:
 
    • Swelling of the face or body
    • Blisters
    • Unexplained skin rash
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing
 
  • Stomach or intestinal problems, including:
 
    • Bleeding
    • Ulcers
    • A hole (known as a perforation)
 
  • Liver damage, which can cause:
 
    • Nausea
    • Fatigue
    • Yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes (jaundice)
    • Excessive tiredness
    • Increased liver enzymes (found using a blood test) 
 
  • Kidney problems, including kidney failure
Because Voltaren-XR can increase the risk for major or life-threatening bleeding, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you notice any unusual bleeding or have any of the following symptoms:
 
  • Bloody nose
  • Black, tarry stools
  • Blood in the urine or stools
  • Vomiting blood
  • Red or purple spots on the skin.
     
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