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Solaraze Gel Side Effects

According to clinical studies, some of the most common side effects of Solaraze Gel include itching, a rash, and dry skin. In most cases, side effects of this medication tend to be minor and are typically easy to treat. However, there are more serious side effects that should be reported to your healthcare provider right away, such as chest pain, difficulty breathing, or rapid weight gain.

An Introduction to Solaraze Gel Side Effects

As with any medicine, Solaraze® Gel (diclofenac gel) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Solaraze Gel. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of Solaraze Gel side effects with you.)

Common Side Effects of Solaraze Gel

Solaraze Gel has been thoroughly studied in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Solaraze Gel were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in another group of people using a placebo gel (a gel that does not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what Solaraze Gel side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the placebo.
In these studies, the most common side effects of Solaraze Gel included:
  • Itching -- in up to 52 percent of people
  • Rash -- up to 46 percent
  • A kind of skin irritation known as contact dermatitis -- up to 33 percent
  • Dry skin -- up to 27 percent
  • Pain -- up to 26 percent
  • Peeling skin -- up to 24 percent
  • Unusual sensations (such as numbness or tingling) -- up to 20 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 10 percent of people) included, but were not limited to:
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