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Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is a form of eye drops, consisting of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug called diclofenac. We carry the brand choice of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution in 0.10%!
These eye drops are prescribed to help reduce symptoms of swelling, pain, and light sensitivity following cataract surgery or corneal refractive surgery.
Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (diclofenac) is effective at treating the symptoms of swelling, pain, and light sensitivity because as a NSAID, it is able to reduce the hormones inside the body that cause these symptoms to occur in the eye.
Ensure you follow directions given to you by your doctor. If you forget, directions can usually be found on your prescription label.
Do not wear contact lenses when administering the eye drops. Do not use more eye drops than prescribed. Store this medication at room temperature in an upright position. Do not freeze this medication. Typically, these eye drops are administered 24 hours before the surgery is scheduled for.
Applying the eye drops
Do not use Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (diclofenac)
Do not use this product if you are allergic to diclofenac or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Before using this medication, to ensure it is safe for your use, tell your doctor about all medical conditions, especially if you have a bleeding or blood clot disorder, diabetes, arthritis, glaucoma, dry eye syndrome, or if you have had other recent eye surgery.
It has not been established if this medication will harm an unborn baby if used by a pregnant mother; if you are pregnant; consult your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication while pregnant.
It has not been established whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it will harm a nursing infant; consult your doctor about the risks and benefits of using this medication while breast feeding.
Common side effects of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (diclofenac) may include:
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (diclofenac) may include:
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Contact your doctor if you notice signs of…
allergic reaction: sneezing and an itchy, runny or blocked nose (allergic rhinitis), itchy, red, or watering eyes (conjunctivitis), wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath, cough, a raised itchy, red rash (hives) or swollen lips, tongue, eyes or face.
What is the best way to store this medication?
Store this medication at room temperature in an upright position. Avoid allowing this medication to become hot or wet and keep it in an area not accessible by children or pets.
Can children use Voltaren eye drops?
The safety of this medication has not been established in those less than 12 years old. When administering this medication to a child, they should be monitored with caution.
How many drops should I use for cataract surgery?
You should apply one drop of medication four times a day, starting 24 hours before your surgery and two weeks following the surgery, unless your doctor says otherwise.
Does this medication have any drug interactions?
Yes. Some drugs that may interact with this medication include alteplase, apixaban, bivalirudin, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, heparin, and warfarin.
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