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Common Reactions to Diclofenac Gel

Common Side Effects

Diclofenac gel has been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people using diclofenac gel were documented and compared to side effects that occurred in another group of people using a placebo gel (a gel with no active ingredients). This way, it is possible to see what diclofenac gel side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common side effects of diclofenac gel were skin reactions at the application site. These reactions included:
  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Numbness or other unusual sensations
  • Dryness
  • Rash
  • A kind of skin irritation known as contact dermatitis
  • Pain
  • Peeling skin.
(Click Solaraze Gel Side Effects or Voltaren Gel Side Effects for information about the specific percentages for the side effects for the individual medications.)

Final Thoughts

It is possible that you may experience some or none of the diclofenac gel side effects 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, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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