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Diclofenac is a non-steroidal ant-inflammatory drug.[1] It can be used as an analgesic and antipyretic. It is often used to treat bruises and strain injuiries.[2] Research experiments conducted in 2013, showed that Diclofenac increased the risk of heart attacks and stroke.[3]


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  2. Gan, Tong J. (July 2010). "Diclofenac: an update on its mechanism of action and safety profile". Current Medical Research and Opinion. 26 (7): 1715–1731. doi:10.1185/03007995.2010.486301. ISSN 1473-4877. PMID 20470236. S2CID 8150059.
  3. "Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks". www.qmul.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2017-10-17. Retrieved 2017-10-19.
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