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Does Anyone Need to Avoid Diclofenac Gel?

Who Should Not Use Diclofenac Gel?

You should not use diclofenac gel if you:
  • Are allergic to diclofenac gel, diclofenac sodium, or any of the inactive components used to make diclofenac gel. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist has a list of the inactive ingredients.
  • Are allergic to aspirin or other NSAIDs.
  • Have had recent coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG or "open heart surgery").

Final Thoughts

There are a number of situations in which this gel should not be used, along with several precautions and warnings people should be aware of before starting the medication. However, it is possible that not all of the warnings or precautions with the product were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider about the specific diclofenac gel warnings and precautions that may apply to you.
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