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Diclofenac and alcohol interactions can occur.

Side Effects

Both alcohol and diclofenac (Flector, Cambia, Zorvolex) can cause gastrointestinal problems like bleeding. Other side effects might include:

  • stomach ache, 
  • heartburn, 
  • black, tarry stool, or 
  • blood in the stool.  


Drinking alcohol while taking diclofenac can increase the risk of stomach bleeding.  Similar to diclofenac alcohol can be hard on the kidneys and as a result may be important to not take both together.

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