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Voltaren Ophthalmic® (diclofenac eye drops) is a prescription medication licensed to treat pain, inflammation, and sensitivity to light caused by certain eye surgeries.
The medication comes in the form of an eye drop and is typically used four times a day. As part of a class of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), Voltaren Ophthalmic eye drops work by blocking a specific enzyme known as cyclo-oxygenase (COX) and by blocking the production of various inflammatory substances in the body.
Although most people do not experience any problems with these eye drops, Voltaren Ophthalmic is not suitable for everyone. Possible side effects include irritation, burning, and inflammation. Before beginning treatment, tell your healthcare provider about any medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking, including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Voltaren Ophthalmic for more information on how these eye drops work to relieve symptoms caused by specific eye surgeries. This article also discusses general dosing guidelines, safety precautions, tips on effectively using this medicine, and more.)
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