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Voltaren (Dichlofenac)

Antiinflammatory, NSAID-Non Steroidal Antiinflammatory Drug, Topical ophthalmic, Eye drop, Topical NSAID

Brand Names

Voltaren®

Drug Information

Pharmacology

NSAID inhibits intraocular miosis and may also manage uveal inflammation.

Contraindications

General
  • Should not be used in cases of infected corneal ulcers or in patients with known bleeding tendencies.
  • Use of topical NSAIDs for more than 24 hours prior to surgery or for more than 14 days after surgery may increase risk for corneal adverse events.

Adverse Effects

General
  • All topical NSAIDs may slow or delay healing.
  • May result in keratitis due to epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, erosion, ulceration or perforation. Discontinue immediately if signs of corneal breakdown occur.
  • Use of topical NSAIDs for more than 24 hours prior to surgery or for more than 14 days after surgery may increase risk for corneal adverse events.
  • Most common side effects include abnormal sensations in the eye, redness, irritation, itchiness and inflammation.

Interactions

Category Interactions
Topical corticosteroid
  • May increase the potential for delayed healing.

Comments

None

Available Forms

Human
  • 0.1% solution in 2.5 and 5 mL btls; Voltaren ®
Veterinary – General
  • None

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