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Who should not use diclofenac topical gel?

Do not use diclofenactopical gel if you have ever had asthma or an allergic or other reaction to aspirin or any other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Do not use diclofenac either right after or before having bypass heart surgery. Women who are in the last trimester of pregnancy or breastfeeding should not use diclofenac. Let your doctor know before using diclofenac if you have heart, kidney or liver disease, any blood disorders or gastrointestinal conditions. Diclofenac gel should not be used on broken or irritated skin.

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