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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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  1. "Diclofenac — a useful drug that may now be entering its twilight years" (in en). Pharmaceutical Journal. http://www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news-and-analysis/news/diclofenac-a-useful-drug-that-may-now-be-entering-its-twilight-years/11121261.article.
  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. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20470236.
  3. "Research highlights widespread global use of diclofenac, despite cardiovascular risks". www.qmul.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-10-19.