What are the side effects of Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) tablets?

Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets can cause side effects such as stomach upset, bloating, or diarrhea; dizziness or headache; itching or skin irritation;

Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets belong to a drug class called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), which can cause more severe side effects in some people.

These can include an allergic reaction, which could cause hives, trouble breathing, or a swollen tongue or mouth. If you have these symptoms, call 911 for emergency medical care.

Severe side effects requiring immediate medical attention include: blurred vision; ear ringing; chest pain or trouble breathing; black or tarry stool; dark, grainy, or bloody vomit; reduced urination; pale stool; swelling or sudden weight gain; yellowing around the eyes; confusion or depression; problems with balance, speech, or vision with chest pain and weakness; fever with blistering skin; and stiffness in the neck with purple spots on the skin and seizure.

Older adults and those who use Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets for an extended time are at a higher risk for gastrointestinal side effects.

Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets also increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun, so avoid sun exposure when taking it or use sunscreen.

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