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Voltaren (diclofenac) Eye Drops

This medication is used to treat swelling (inflammation) and pain in the eye, sometimes after cataract surgery.  Diclofenac is in a class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), so tell your doctor if you are allergic to any NSAIDs or ASA (acetylsalicylic acid), or if you have ASA-sensitive asthma, or if you take blood-thinners/have a bleeding disorder. 

How to Use

  • Wash your hands.

  • Remove contact lenses (if applicable).

  • Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface. 

  • Tilt your head back, look up and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket.

  • Hold the bottle upside down directly over your eye and allow 1 drop to fall into the pocket.

  • If a drop misses your eye, try again.

  • Look down and close your eye for about 30 seconds.

  • Place a finger at the inner corner of the eye and press.  This will reduce the medication from draining out. 

  • Try not to blink, squeeze your eyelids or rub your eyes.

  • Replace bottle cap.

  • Wait 3-5 minutes in between different eye drops.

  • Discard any unused drops 28 days after opening by dropping off to the pharmacy.

Side Effects & Precautions

Temporary irritation/stinging/burning of the eye, temporary blurred vision (do not drive/operate machinery until you are sure you can do so safely), eye pain/feeling of pressure, sensitivity to light, bad taste


  • Store at room temperature 

  • Protect from light

  • Keep out of reach and sight of children

  • Do not use it after the expiry date (the expiry date refers to the last day of that month)

This is for informational purposes only and does not substitute medical advice.  It is not a complete product summary and does not include a full list of side effects.  Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have or for any unexpected effects while using this product. 


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