Join Now!      Login

Whole Person Wellness Program
 
healthy.net Wellness Model
Skip Navigation Links
 
 
FREE NEWSLETTER
   
   
   
 
Health Centers
Key Services
 
Vitamin D Poll
Are you currently taking a Vitamin D supplement?
Yes
No



 
 
 What Doctors Don't Tell You: WHAT DOCTORS READ 
 
What Doctors Don't Tell You © (Volume 1, Issue 12)
Diclofenac sodium (marketed as Voltaren), a drug used to treat rheumatic and arthritic disorders, has been implicated in a batch of cases of hepatitis and one death.

The drug, one of the nonsteroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS), was found to cause "significant" hepatitis which developed several weeks after initiation of the drug and lasted four to six weeks after discontinuing the drug.The one patient who died developed fatal hepatitis despite early withdrawal of the drug.

According to the study, three other deaths have been associated with diclofenac use.

Nevertheless, the study cautioned that it is not known whether this particular drug is more likely to cause hepatitis than any of the other NSAIDs.

An editorial in the Journal of the American Medical Association says that women over 50 being treated for rheumatic or arthritic conditions and who may be receiving other medications are particularly susceptible to liver problems.

This latest side effect joins a growing list of reactions to NSAIDS, including gastrointestinal upsets and bleeding, hair and fingernail loss, epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, blurred vision, changes in blood pressure or abnormal heatbeat.

We would be well advised. . . to monitor liver functions . . . carefully and serially in any patient undergoing long term NSAID therapy," says the editorial. "Certainly, these potent drugs with recognized dangerous side effects should be restricted in their prescription and used with caution for trivial and self limiting complaints."

 Comments Add your comment 

 About The Author
What Doctors Don't Tell You What Doctors Don’t Tell You is one of the few publications in the world that can justifiably claim to solve people's health problems - and even save lives. Our monthly newsletter gives you the facts you won't......more
 
 From Our Friends
 
 
 
Popular & Related Products
 
Popular & Featured Events
Wellness Inventory Certification Training
     September 16-December 16, 2014
     Teleclass, CA USA
 
Additional Calendar Links
 
Stevia Products & Info
 
Dimensions of Wellness
Wellness, Communicating, dimension!

Home       Wellness       Health A-Z       Alternative Therapies       Find a Practitioner       Healthy Products       Bookstore       Wellness Inventory
Healthy Kitchen       Healthy Woman       Healthy Man       Healthy Child       Healthy Aging       Wellness Center       Nutrition Center       Fitness Center
Free Newsletter      What Doctor's Don't Tell You      Stevia.com      Discount Lab Tests      First Aid      Global Health Calendar      Privacy Policy     Contact Us
Disclaimer: The information provided on HealthWorld Online is for educational purposes only and IS NOT intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
Are you ready to embark on a personal wellness journey with our whole person approach?
Learn More/Subscribe
Are you looking to create or enhance a culture of wellness in your organization?
Learn More
Do you want to become a wellness coach?
Learn More
Free Webinar