Ask Patients Getting Diclofenac if They Have High Blood Pressure or Diabetes
You'll see patients getting lower doses of diclofenac...due to concerns about the risk of having a heart attack or stroke.
We've known that diclofenac and other NSAIDs increase the risk of heart attack and stroke. The risk is small, but serious.
Now new data show that taking diclofenac 150 mg/day puts patients at higher risk of having a heart event than patients on lower doses.