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Voltaren Ophthalmic Side Effects

Generic Name: diclofenac ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about diclofenac ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Voltaren Ophthalmic.

For the Consumer

Applies to diclofenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, diclofenac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Voltaren Ophthalmic) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor or nurse immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking diclofenac ophthalmic:

More Common

Less Common

  • Blindness
  • blurred vision
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes
  • clear or yellow fluid from the eye
  • decreased vision or any change in vision
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid
  • sensitivity to light
  • sticky or matted eyelashes
  • throbbing pain

Incidence Not Known

  • Feeling of something in the eye

Some side effects of diclofenac ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More Common

  • Burning and stinging of the eye

Less Common

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to diclofenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were lacrimation, keratitis, and transient burning/stinging.[Ref]

Ocular

Very common (10% or more): Lacrimation (30%), keratitis (28%), transient burning/stinging (15%), elevated intraocular pressure (15%)

Common (1% to 10%): Abnormal vision, blurred vision, conjunctivitis, corneal deposits, corneal edema, corneal opacity, corneal lesions, eye discharge, eyelid swelling, eye pain, injection (redness), iritis, irritation, itching, ocular allergy

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Conjunctival follicules

Frequency not reported: Mydriasis, ocular hyperemia

Postmarketing reports: Corneal erosion, corneal infiltrates, corneal perforation, corneal thinning, corneal ulceration, epithelial breakdown[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypersensitivity[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Frequency not reported: Abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Dizziness, headache[Ref]

Dermatologic

Frequency not reported: Urticaria, rash, eczema, erythema, pruritus[Ref]

Immunologic

Frequency not reported: Viral infection[Ref]

Other

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Impaired healing

Frequency not reported: Asthenia, chills, facial edema, fever, pain[Ref]

Psychiatric

Frequency not reported: Insomnia[Ref]

Respiratory

Rare (less than 0.1%): Dyspnea, exacerbation of asthma

Frequency not reported: Rhinitis, cough[Ref]

References

1. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

3. "Product Information. Voltaren (diclofenac)." Ciba Vision Ophthalmics, Duluth, GA.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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