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Itchy mouth, diarrhea and burning rash when taking Nicorette and Diclofenac. What to do?

my husband has just had another reaction... he has given up smoking for 1 month using nicorette mouth spray. he sprays it about 4/ 5 times a day. he also suffers with a bad back and takes diclofenac when it gets really bad. both times he has taken diclofenac since he has been on the spray, he has had a severe reaction. he starts off with an itchy mouth then within minutes, he has diarrhoea and is covered from head to toe in a burning rash. His face swells up and he shivers uncontrollably . both times I have given him piriton and it calms it all down. Am i doing the right thing or should I call an ambulance if it happens again?
Asked On : Fri, 1 Jun 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

From the details provided, it is an allergic reaction to diclofenac.

STOP diclofenac immediately. Never use it throughout life.

Consult your doctor who will prescribe an alternative pain-killer belonging to a different Class of drugs.

Hope I have answered your query.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Tue, 15 Oct 2013
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