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Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that is frequently used to treat pain and inflammation associated with arthritis. The drug has been on the U.S. market since 1998 and is sold under several names, including:
Diclofenac has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular complications, including heart attack. Studies suggest that diclofenac elevates the risk of a fatal cardiac event by as much as 63%.
Even low doses of diclofenac are enough to increase the risk of heart attack. In fact, researchers have failed to identify any dose low enough to be no-risk.
Dangerous and potentially fatal cardiovascular events include:
Diclofenac is also associated with liver toxicity and complications in the gastrointestinal system, including serious gastrointestinal bleeding.
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer are dedicated to obtaining justice for the victims of diclofenac drugs like Voltaren, Cataflam, Cambia and Zipsor. If you or a loved one has experienced heart complications such as heart attack while taking diclofenac, you may be eligible for compensation for your physical and financial suffering.
Contact the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer today by calling (888) WITZER-6 for a free, no-obligation consultation.