Do not use Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) right before or after bypass heart surgery. This medicine may raise the chance of severe and sometimes deadly stomach or bowel problems like ulcers or bleeding.
If you have any of these health problems: Dehydration, GI (gastrointestinal) bleeding, heart failure (weak heart), kidney disease, or liver disease. Do not take Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) if you are in the third trimester of pregnancy.
You may also need to avoid Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) at other times during pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to see when you need to avoid taking Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) during pregnancy.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems.
You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
Tell all of your health care providers that you take Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
People taking drugs like this one after a first heart attack were also more likely to die in the year after the heart attack compared with people not taking drugs like this one. If you are taking aspirin to help prevent a heart attack, talk with your doctor.
If Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away. If you are 65 or older, use Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) with care.
NSAIDs like Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) may affect egg release (ovulation) in women. This goes back to normal when Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) is stopped.
This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) as ordered by your doctor.
Do not take Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) by mouth. If you get Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) in your eyes, wash right away with water.
If you have eye irritation that lasts or a change in eyesight, call your doctor. Put a thin layer on the affected skin and rub in gently.
Do not use sunscreen, insect repellant, or other drugs on affected part. Let the drug dry for at least 10 minutes before you cover it with clothes or gloves.
Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives ; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat. Signs of high blood pressure like very bad headache or dizziness, passing out, or change in eyesight.
Weakness on 1 side of the body, trouble speaking or thinking, change in balance, drooping on one side of the face, or blurred eyesight. A very bad skin reaction (Stevens-Johnson syndrome / toxic epidermal necrosis) may happen.
Get medical help right away if you have signs like red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin (with or without fever); red or irritated eyes; or sores in your mouth, throat, nose, or eyes. Call your doctor right away if you have signs of liver problems like dark urine, feeling tired, not hungry, upset stomach or stomach pain, light-colored stools, throwing up, or yellow skin or eyes.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away.
Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
This medicine comes with an extra patient fact sheet called a Medication Guide. Read it again each time Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)) is refilled.
If you have any questions about Voltaren (diclofenac gel (1%)), please talk with the doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider. If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Diclofenac helps to relieve pain and inflammation by blocking the effects of cyclooxygenase (COX) enzymes.
Voltaren belongs to a class of medicines known as NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). May also be used in the treatment of ankylosing spondylitis (a form of spinal arthritis).
Stomach-related side effects such as indigestion, belching, heartburn, and bleeding. People of an older age, taking other medicines that affect the stomach, or who drink more than 3 glasses of alcohol per day may be more at risk.
Other side effects including tinnitus (ringing in the ears) have also been reported. Most NSAIDs have been associated with an increased risk of serious cardiovascular events including stroke or heart attack.
May increase bleeding time especially if given with other medicines that also delay blood clotting. May interact with some other medicines such as warfarin, SSRIs, ACE inhibitors, and diuretics.
Note: In general, seniors or children, people with certain medical conditions (such as liver or kidney problems, heart disease, diabetes, seizures) or people who take other medications are more at risk of developing a wider range of side effects. Time to peak effect varies from 30 minutes to 3-5 hours depending on the formulation of Voltaren taken.
ACE inhibitors or Arms, such as captopril, enalapril, or losartan antibiotics, such as ciprofloxacin or vancomycin anticoagulants (blood thinners) such as apixaban, dabigatran, fondaparinux, heparin, or warfarin antidepressants, such as citalopram, Escitalopram, fluoxetine, or fluoxetine antifungals, such as voriconazole beta blockers, such as acebutolol, atenolol, bisoprolol, or carvedilol bisphosphonates, such as alendronate diuretics (water pills), such as chlorthalidone, chlorothiazide, or hydrochlorothiazide HIV medications (e.g., Sterile, tenofovir) other non-steroidal anti-inflammatories (NSAIDs), such as celecoxib, eidola, ibuprofen, Motorola, meloxicam, nabumetone, or naproxen sulfonylureas (a type of diabetes medication), such as glimepiride, glyceride, or glipizide supplements, such as glucosamine, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E others, such as cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, penetrated, pirfenidone, or tacrolimus. Drinking alcohol while taking Voltaren may increase the risk of gastrointestinal-related side effects or kidney damage.
Note that this list is not all-inclusive and includes only common medications that may interact with Voltaren. You should refer to the prescribing information for Voltaren for a complete list of interactions.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Diclofenac works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation.
Voltage is used to treat joint pain caused by osteoarthritis in the hands, wrists, elbows, knees, ankles, or feet. Voltage may not be effective in treating arthritis pain elsewhere in the body.
Read all patient information, medication guides, and instruction sheets provided to you. Heat or bandaging can increase the amount of diclofenac you absorb through your skin.
Upper Extremities: Apply 2 g to the affected hand, wrist, or elbow 4 times a day and rub in gently; not to exceed 8 g/day to any single joint of the upper extremities -The accompanying dosing card should be used for application; consult manufacturer product information for instructions.
Use : For the relief of pain associated with osteoarthritis of the joints amenable to topical treatment, such as the knees and those of the hands; this drug has not been evaluated for use on the spine, hip, or shoulder. Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
Do not use cosmetics, sunscreen, lotions, insect repellant, or other medicated skin products on the same area you treat with Voltage. Avoid exposing treated skin to heat, sunlight, or tanning beds.
Call your doctor if you have eye irritation that lasts longer than 1 hour. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication.
Check the label to see if a medicine contains aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen. Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Voltage (hives, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, wheezing or trouble breathing, swelling in your face or throat) or a severe skin reaction (fever, sore throat, burning eyes, skin pain, red or purple skin rash with blistering and peeling).
Although the risk of serious side effects is low when diclofenac is applied to the skin, this medicine can be absorbed through the skin, which may cause steroid side effects throughout the body. Stop using Voltage and seek emergency medical attention if you have signs of a heart attack or stroke: chest pain spreading to your jaw or shoulder, sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, feeling short of breath.
Skin redness, itching, dryness, scaling, or peeling where the medicine was applied. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
Other drugs may interact with diclofenac topical, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.