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How does the diclofenac topical patch interact with other medications?

The diclofenac topical patch interacts with many medications in different ways. Tell your doctor if you take any other medications before using the patch. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like diclofenac carry some risk of stomach bleeding and other serious gastrointestinal damage. These risks may be increased by blood thinning medications (like warfarin), aspirin, corticosteroids, heparin or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). Probenecid may worsen diclofenac's side effects, whereas diclofenac can worsen the side effects of certain antibiotics. Still, other medications, including angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) and diuretics, may not work as well while using diclofenac.

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