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«Diclofenac, sold under the trade names Voltaren among others, is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat pain and inflammatory diseases such as gout.[3] It is taken by mouth or applied to the skin.[3] Improvements in pain typically occur within half an hour and last for as much as eight hours.[3] It is also available in combination with misoprostol in an effort to decrease stomach problems.[4]

Common side effects include abdominal pain, gastrointestinal bleeding, nausea, dizziness, headache, and swelling.[3] Serious side effects may include heart disease, stroke, kidney problems, and stomach ulceration.[4][3] Use is not recommended in the third trimester of pregnancy.[3] It is likely safe during breastfeeding.[4] It is believed to work by decreasing the production of prostaglandin.[5] It blocks both cycloxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cycloxygenase-2 (COX-2).[3]

Diclofenac was patented in 1965 by Ciba-Geigy and came into medical use in the United States in 1988.[3][6] It is available as a generic medication.[3] In the United States the wholesale cost per dose is less than US$0.15 as of 2018.[7] In 2016 it was the 78th most prescribed medication in the United States with more than 9 million prescriptions.[8] It is available as both a sodium and a potassium salt.[4]» (wikipedia)

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