Voltaren 0.1% Opht. Solution 5ml
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Why isÂ Voltaren prescribed?
How should this medicine be used?
- Use a mirror or have someone else put the drops in your eye.
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Shake the container well.
- Remove the protective cap. Make sure that the end of the dropper is not chipped or cracked.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else.
- Lie down or tilt your head back and look upward.
- Hold the bottle between your thumb and index finger and place the dropper tip as near as possible to your eyelid without touching it.
- Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your cheek or nose.
- Use the index finger of your other hand to gently press the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, then pull the lower eyelid down to form a pocket.
- Drop the prescribed number of drops into the pocket made by the lower lid and the eye.
- Close your eye gently.
- Replace and tighten the cap right away. Do not rinse it off.
- Wipe off any excess liquid from your cheek with a clean tissue. Wash your hands again.
Other uses for this medicine
What special precautions should I follow?
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to diclofenac; aspirin or other NSAIDs such as nepafenac (Nevanac), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), or tolmetin (Tolectin); any other medications, or any of the ingredients in diclofenac eye drops. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants (‘blood thinners’) such as warfarin (Coumadin); aspirin and other NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn); and corticosteroid eye drops such as dexamethasone (Maxidex), fluorometholone (FML), hydrocortisone (in Cortisporin), loteprednol (Alrex, Lotemax), medrysone (HMS), prednisolone (Pred Mild), and rimexolone (Vexol). Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), dry eye disease or any eye problem other than cataracts, or any condition that causes you to bleed easily.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, especially if you are in the last few months of your pregnancy, you plan to become pregnant, or you are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using diclofenac eye drops, call your doctor.
- tell your doctor if you wear soft contact lenses. Your doctor may tell you that you should not wear your contact lenses during your treatment with diclofenac eye drops.
What special dietary instructions should I follow?
What should I do if I forget a dose?
What side effects can this medication cause?
- burning or stinging in your eye just after you instill the drops
- itchy eyes
- stomach pain
- upset stomach
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- runny nose
- swelling of the eyes or face
- red or bloody eyes
- eye pain
- feeling that something is in the eye
- sensitivity to light
- blurred or decreased vision
- teary eyes
- eye discharge or crusting
What storage conditions are needed for this medicine?
In case of emergency/overdose
What other information should I know?