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Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical) and Alcohol / Food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food/lifestyle interaction with Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical):


High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

NSAIDs - hypertension

NSAIDs including topicals can lead to the onset of new hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, either of which can contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during NSAID therapy and throughout the course of therapy.

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical) drug interactions

There are 165 drug interactions with Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical)

Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical) disease interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with Voltaren Gel (diclofenac topical) which include:

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No information available.

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Further information

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