Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (Diclofenac sodium) Medication


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Drug Description


Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is a medication used to treat inflammation and swelling of the eye. It can be used to treat inflammation and swelling of the eye following cataract surgery or other types of eye surgery. It may help relieve pain and discomfort in the eye.  

The Solution contains diclofenac sodium, belongs to a class of medications known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by inhibiting the production of certain substances in the body called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are responsible for promoting inflammation, pain, and swelling in the body. By blocking the production of these substances, Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution helps to reduce inflammation and relieve pain in the eye. 

Use and Dosage 

Voltaren solution is typically applied with one or two drops to the affected eye before the surgery or as directed by the doctor. Use the solution exactly as prescribed and avoid wearing contact lenses while using it. 

To use Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution, patients should follow these steps: 

  1. Wash your hands thoroughly.  
  2. Tilt your head back and look up. 
  3. Using one hand, pull your lower eyelid down to create a small pouch or pocket. 
  4. Using the other hand, hold the dropper tip close to your eye without touching it. 
  5. Squeeze one drop into the pouch or pocket. 
  6. Close your eyes gently for 1 to 2 minutes while gently pressing on the inside corner of your eye. 
  7. Wipe any excess liquid from your eye with a clean tissue. 

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice. 

Side Effects 

Common Side Effects

  • Burning or stinging in your eye just after you instill the drops 
  • Chills 
  • Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep 
  • Dizziness 
  • Fever 
  • Headache 
  • Itchy eyes 
  • Runny nose 
  • Stomach pain 
  • Upset stomach 
  • Vomiting 

Serious Side Effects 

  • Blurred or decreased vision 
  • Eye discharge or crusting 
  • Eye pain 
  • Feeling that something is in the eye 
  • Red or bloody eyes 
  • Sensitivity to light 
  • Swelling of the eyes or face 
  • Teary eyes 


  • Allergic reactions: If you have had an allergic reaction to diclofenac sodium or other NSAIDs, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, you should avoid using Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution. Allergic reactions may include rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, or difficulty breathing. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any signs of an allergic reaction. 
  • Eye infections: Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is not recommended for use in the presence of eye infections, as it may mask or delay the identification of an underlying infection. Consult with a healthcare professional to determine if the medication is appropriate for your specific situation. 
  • Other eye conditions: Inform your healthcare professional if you have any other eye conditions, such as dry eye syndrome, corneal diseases, or glaucoma, as they may affect the suitability and safety of using Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution. 
  • Systemic absorption: Although the systemic absorption of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is minimal, it is still possible for the medication to enter the bloodstream and potentially interact with other medications or cause systemic side effects. Inform your healthcare professional about all medications, including over-the-counter medications and supplements that you are taking to ensure there are no potential interactions. 
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding: The use of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution during pregnancy and breastfeeding should be discussed with a healthcare professional, as its safety in these situations may not be well-established. 
  • Pediatric use: The use of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution in pediatric patients has not been extensively studied, and its safety and effectiveness in this population may vary. Consult with a healthcare professional for guidance on its use in children. 
  • Contact lenses: If you wear contact lenses, remove them before applying Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution. You should wait at least 15 minutes after applying the solution before reinserting your lenses. This is because the solution may contain ingredients that can be absorbed by contact lenses and cause irritation. 
  • Eye surgeries: If you have recently undergone eye surgery or are scheduled for eye surgery, it is important to inform your healthcare professional. They will determine if it is appropriate to use Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution during the post-operative period, as it may have specific guidelines or restrictions for use in these situations. 
  • Eye irritation: If you experience persistent or worsening eye redness, irritation, or discomfort after using Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution, it is important to discontinue its use and consult with your healthcare professional. These symptoms could indicate an adverse reaction to the medication or the need for further evaluation. 
  • Avoiding contamination: To prevent contamination, do not touch the tip of the Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution bottle to any surface, including the eye. Additionally, do not use the solution if it appears discolored or contains particles. 
  • Driving and operating machinery: The Solution may cause blurred vision or other visual disturbances. If you experience these effects, avoid driving or operating machinery until your vision returns to normal.  

Additional information

Generic name:

Diclofenac Sodium, Diclofenac sodium


Ophthalmic Solution



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL

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