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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Voltaren Ophthalmic if you have:
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Had multiple eye surgeries in a short period of time
  • Dry eyes
  • Bleeding problems (or are taking a blood-thinning medication)
  • Any allergies, including allergies to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Voltaren Ophthalmic Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)

What If I Overdose on Voltaren Ophthalmic?

An overdose with this medication is not normally expected to cause serious effects, as little of the medication is absorbed from the eye to the rest of the body. Significant problems are unlikely to occur, even if the medication was taken by mouth (as might occur with a young child or a pet), as an entire bottle of Voltaren Ophthalmic contains only a small amount of diclofenac (the active ingredient).
Nevertheless, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you or someone else may have taken too much Voltaren Ophthalmic or any other medication.
(Click Diclofenac Overdose for more information.)
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