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ChemSpider 58860
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PubChem 65394
C14 H10 Cl2 O3
Molar mass 297.1 g/mol
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Fenclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug previously used in rheumatism. It has mild immunosuppressive effects[1] and may displace thyroid hormone from its binding protein.[2][3] It can also cause lichen planus.[4]

Due to its side effects it was withdrawn from the UK and US in the 1980s.


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  2. ^ Allen PA, Taylor RT (December 1980). "Fenclofenac and thyroid function tests". Br Med J 281 (6255): 1642. doi:10.1136/bmj.281.6255.1642. PMC 1715072. PMID 7448557. 
  3. ^ Taylor R, Clark F, Griffiths ID, Weeke J (October 1980). "Prospective study of effect of fenclofenac on thyroid function tests". Br Med J 281 (6245): 911–2. doi:10.1136/bmj.281.6245.911. PMC 1714224. PMID 7427506. 
  4. ^ Ferguson MM, Wiesenfeld D, MacDonald DG (1984). "Oral mucosal lichenoid eruption due to fenclofenac". J Oral Med 39 (1): 39–40. PMID 6232357.