Voltaren (Ophthalmic)


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by Joseph Stacy in Roanoke Va. 24019, 01/07/2008

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Voltaren (Ophthalmic)

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

DICLOFENAC (Into the eye)

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Voltaren

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Diclofenac (di-KLO-fen-ack) Reduces eye irritation after cataract surgery.Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Voltaren (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to diclofenac.

How Should You Use Voltaren (Ophthalmic)

Drop

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Voltaren (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Voltaren (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Voltaren (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines for the eye.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking a blood thinner (Coumadin®), aspirin, or pain and arthritis medicines (such as Motrin®, Advil®, or Aleve®).

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • Talk with your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or if you have an eye infection.
  • Also tell your doctor if you have hemophilia, bleeding problems, or an allergy to aspirin or pain and arthritis medicines (such as Motrin®, Advil®, Aleve®, or Naprosyn®).
  • Do not wear contact lenses while you are using these eye drops.

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe swelling, itching, or redness of eye that was not there before using this medicine.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning or stinging in the eyes

Voltaren (Ophthalmic) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.5***~

 

(based on 2 reviews)

Effectiveness:

***

Ease of Use:

****

Overall Satisfaction:

***

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Reviews

Voltaren (Ophthalmic)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Kristin, Erich - 09/10/2008

I have been on Voltaren for several months. I can say with confidence that this medication is highly effective. I used to take Naisds, but its effectiveness was wearing off. That's why I made the switch. However, there is something you should be aware of. Every time I stop taking Voltaren, I am in severe pain. It's mandatory that I don't take it for one week prior to steroid injections. And these weeks are very difficult.

Voltaren (Ophthalmic)
1.5

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: ***

Overall Satisfaction: *

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Amy, Marietta, GA - 01/14/2009

I found this really hard to wash off of my hands and the relief that was provided was minimal at best.