Voltaren

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    Brand Name:Voltaren
    Generic:Diclofenac Sodium
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1988-07-28 ,1991-03-28 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
This drug is available in the following forms:
Opthalmic Suspensions/Drops
Tablets, Delayed Release
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2007/019201s036lbl.pdf
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About Voltaren

Voltaren Drops is used for:

Treating pain, redness, swelling, and sensitivity to light, which are symptoms related to certain eye surgeries. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Voltaren Drops is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by reducing chemicals in the body that cause pain and inflammation.

Side Effects of Voltaren

Possible side effects of Voltaren Drops:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Burning or stinging;
  • discharge;
  • eye redness, irritation, or itching.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • blurred or distorted vision;
  • eye infection;
  • eyelid swelling or redness;
  • sensitivity to glare or light.

Who Should Not Take Voltaren

Do NOT use Voltaren Drops if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Voltaren Drops
  • you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, breathing difficulties, dizziness) to another NSAID (eg, ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib) or aspirin

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Voltaren

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Voltaren Drops. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Topical corticosteroids for the eye (eg, dexamethasone) because the eye may not be able to heal well
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