If you have an allergy to aspirin or other similar NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen or naproxen, you could have an allergic reaction to Clofenal. Call your doctor right away if you have any signs of:
- trouble breathing
- itchy rash
If you develop these symptoms, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room.
Don’t use this drug again if you’ve ever had an allergic reaction to it. Using it again could be fatal (cause death).
Important: if you experience any of the following less common but more serious symptoms, stop taking Clofenal and contact your doctor for advice straightaway:
- If you have any breathing difficulties such as wheeze or breathlessness.
- If you have any signs of an allergic reaction such as swelling around your mouth or face, or a severe itchy skin rash.
- If you pass blood or black stools, bring up (vomit) blood, or have severe tummy (abdominal) pains.
If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to Clofenal, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.
Rated Clofenal for Pain Report
I have had Golfers Elbow for 2 years and it does not seem to be healing. If I take a 50mg Clofenal at bed time, the next morning the pain is gone for the day and I can play golf pain free. It also seems to help keeping the once weekly golf from making it worse.
Rated Clofenal for Pain Report
Started taking this for serious knee pain. 3 days in feeling very nauseous, really bad upset stomach, also bloody stool.
Rare Side Effects
In severe cases, Clofenal may cause a deadly liver condition known as fatal fulminant hepatitis.
Get medical help if you have any yellowing or graying of the skin or eyes, if your lower extremities or abdomen is swelling, if you are extra sleepy, or become confused.
Clofenal interactions and warnings
Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking your Clofenal dosage, it is important that your doctor knows:
- If you have asthma or any other allergic disorder.
- If you have ever had a stomach or duodenal ulcer, or if you have an inflammatory bowel disorder such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
- If you have a heart condition, or a problem with your blood vessels or circulation.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you have high blood pressure.
- If you have any blood clotting problems.
- If you have a connective tissue disorder, such as a condition called systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE).
- If you have problems with the way your liver works, or problems with the way your k >
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“Clofenal.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Clofenal. Accessed 27 December 2019.
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Clofenal interacts with many different drugs. It’s always important to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of the treatments you are taking.
This includes not only all of your prescription and over-the-counter medicines, but also products that may not seem like medication, such as: vitamins and other dietary supplements (nutritional shakes, protein powders, etc.), and herbals along with any legal or illegal recreational drugs.
You should not take Clofenal if you are taking the following drugs:
- Apixaban (Eliquis)
- Elvitegravir/cobicistat/emtricitabine/tenofovir (Stirbild)
- Ketorolac nasal spray (Sprix)
- Methotrexate (Trexall)
- Premetrexed (Alimta)
- Pirfinidone (Esbriet)
If you are taking any of the following, talk to your doctor about drug options other than Clofenal:
- Blood thinners, such as fondaparinux (Arixtra), dabigatran (Pradaxa) warfarin (Jantoven, Coumadin) or heparin
- Antidepressants, such as citalopram (Celexa), paroxetine (Paxil), or escitalopram (Lexapro)
- Water pills, such as hydrochlorothiazide (Esidrix, Microzide), chorthalidone (Thalitone), or chlorothiazide (Diuril)
- Beta blockers, such as acebutolol (Sectral), bisoprolol ( Zebeta), atenolol (Tenormin), esmolol (Brevibloc), or carvedilol (Coreg)
- Other NSAIDS, including: celecoxib (Celebrex), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), or etodolac (Lodine)
- Diabetes medications called sulfonylureas, such as glimepiride (Amaryl), glyburide (DiaBeta, Micronase, Glynase), and glipizide (Glucotrol)
Clofenal sodium administered to male and female rats at 4 mg/kg/day (approximately 0.2 times the MRHD based on BSA comparison) did not affect fertility.
Based on the mechanism of action, the use of prostaglandin-mediated NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, may delay or prevent rupture of ovarian follicles, which has been associated with reversible infertility in some women. Published animal studies have shown that administration of prostaglandin synthesis inhibitors has the potential to disrupt prostaglandin-mediated follicular rupture required for ovulation. Small studies in women treated with NSAIDs have also shown a reversible delay in ovulation. Consider withdrawal of NSAIDs, including VOLTAREN, in women who have difficulties conceiving or who are undergoing investigation of infertility.
What other drugs will affect Clofenal?
Ask your doctor before using Clofenal if you take an antidepressant such as citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine (Prozac), fluvoxamine, paroxetine, sertraline (Zoloft), trazodone, or vilazodone. Taking any of these medicines with an NSAID may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Tell your doctor about all your current medicines and any you start or stop using, especially:
a blood thinner (warfarin, Coumadin, Jantoven);
heart or blood pressure medication, including a diuretic or "water pill";
other forms of Clofenal (Flector, Pennsaid, Solaraze, Voltaren Gel);
other NSAIDs - aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), indomethacin, meloxicam, and others; or
steroid medicine (prednisone and others).
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with Clofenal, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
Q: What are the side effects of Clofenal?
A: The most commonly reported side effects of Clofenal (Cataflam, Voltaren-XR) are dyspepsia, nausea, abdominal pain, constipation, headache, dizziness, rash, and drowsiness. More serious (and rarer) reactions include stroke, high blood pressure, GI bleed, and heart attack. However, I have seen this drug used frequently without any problems.
5. Taking Clofenal with other painkillers
It's safe to take Clofenal with paracetamol or codeine.
Do not take Clofenal with similar painkillers - like aspirin, ibuprofen or naproxen - without talking to a doctor.
Clofenal, aspirin, ibuprofen and naproxen all belong to the same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Taking Clofenal together with other NSAIDs may increase your chances of getting side effects like a stomach ache.
NSAIDs are also used in medicines you can buy from pharmacies - for example, cough and cold remedies. Before taking any other medicines, check the label to see if they contain aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs.
Like all medicines, Clofenal can cause side effects, although not everyone gets them.