Voltaren Gel Liver Problems

Voltaren Gel may cause liver damage according to a statement by the FDA MedWatch site last week. Because of these reports of problems with Voltaren Gel, new warnings will be added to the drug to address the possibility that it causes liver damage. The FDA is advising doctors to measure the titer of a specific enzyme in patients who are undergoing long-term treatment with Voltaren Gel.

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel 1%) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is used to treat the sometimes intense pain caused by osteoarthritis of joints in the knees and hands.

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