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VOLUME 15 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2011 ) > List of Articles


Anaphylactic reaction to intravenous diclofenac

Ranju Singh, Neha Baduni, Homay Vajifdar

Keywords : Anaphylaxis, diclofenac sodium, intravenous, pulmonary embolism

Citation Information : Singh R, Baduni N, Vajifdar H. Anaphylactic reaction to intravenous diclofenac. Indian J Crit Care Med 2011; 15 (1):37-39.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.78222

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2011; The Author(s).


Diclofenac sodium is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug widely used as an opioid sparing agent for postoperative analgesia. Anaphylaxis due to intravenous diclofenac sodium is very rare. We report a case of anaphylactic reaction to IV diclofenac sodium, occurring postoperatively in a 25-year-old primigravida, the clinical features of which mimicked pulmonary embolism. The rarity, clinical importance and the diagnostic dilemma associated prompted us to report this case.

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