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Brand names: Diaclofenac ophthalmic drugs. Cataflam, Cambia, Zorvolex, Dyloject, Zipsor.

What is diclofenac eye drops?

Diclofenac sodium contains nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Diclofenac ophthalmic (Voltaren Ophthalmic) is a medicine prescribed for eye surgery.

Why is this medication prescribed?

Diclofenac eye drops – are an anti-inflammatory drug NSAID to treat eye pain, light sensitivity, and inflammation following cataract surgery.

Diclofenac temporarily relieves headaches or irritation of the eyes after cataract surgery or refractive surgery.

Diclophenid is an anti-inflammatory molecule that can cause inflammation and other diseases in patients – preventing the production of certain natural substances causing pain and swellings.

How should diclofenac eye drops be used?

Otococcin is injected into the eyelid or ocular cavity by vaporizing in liquid form.

If diclofenac eye drops are prescribed to a cataract patient, they are typically given four to five times a day for 24 hours following the operation and continue for two weeks.

Diclofenac eye drops may be administered to a patient’s ear during corneal refractive surgery, 15 minutes after surgery, or four times a day for up to 3 days.

Use diclofenac eye drops regularly. Take your prescription carefully if possible. Tell your eye doctor of any missed dose.


Diclofenac belongs to the class of NSAID medication. These medicines reduce eye pain following cataracts. It can be applied after second eye surgery (corneal refractive surgery) to relieve the pain temporarily.

Use: Treatment of inflammation following surgery in patients who have suffered from cataracts.

Before taking this medicine

Tell your doctors about your allergies to NSAIDs such as aspirin, naproxen, and other drugs used in children.

Also, make sure that it is clear that you have any further eye surgery.

Use may cause congenital disabilities or fetal death during pregnancy.

Tell your neurologist that you breastfeed.

The diclofenac ophthalmic is not for anyone under 18 years of age.

If it causees eye irritation – use diclofenac inhaler.

Pros and cons

When determining the best medicine to use, one must consider the potential dangers and rewards.

It’s your choice and your physician’s. For this medication, it is advisable to take into consideration:

Dosage information

For adults:

Use one or two drops in the affected eye within an hour before corneal surgery. Then, use one or two drops in the affected eye within 15 minutes after corneal surgery and continue four times a day for up to 3 days.

How should I use diclofenac ophthalmic?

Follow all instructions on the prescription label and consult the prescription book. Take medication as directed.

Diclofenac ophthalmic is usually administered 24 hours ahead of eye surgery for a three to fourteen-day period.

Avoid taking more than the recommended dose, or you may suffer severe symptoms.

Wash your hands before using eye medication. The drop is applied under the lower eyelid.


Make a tiny pouch inside your lower eyelid and put a small drop into this pouch. Close your eyes for a minute. Take the recommended amount. Please avoid touching droppers or placing them directly in your eyes.

Contamination in an eyedropper can cause eye irritation, resulting in serious vision problems. Tell your doctor if this happens.


The plan will give users comparison with the formulary status of another drug class. It would be best to start by creating your schedule to view the formula. You can save and edit this list anytime.

This data is for informational and educational purposes. The individual plans could be changed as formulas changed. Contact the provider for the latest details.

Voltaren Ophthalmic Dosage forms ophthalmic solution (0.1%) Drug class: Ophthalmic anti-inflammatory agents Medically reviewed by on Jun 7, 2021. Cerner Multum writes them.

Patient handouts

DICLOFENAC 3% – TAPICAL. COMMON MARKET: Solaraze Warning. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (including diclofénac).

The effect may occur while taking medication but may occur long after taking it.

This risk is higher based on the age of older people if they suffer from high blood pressure or diabetes.

Do patient handouts immediately after heart surgery if possible.

Proper use

Eye doctors tell you what dosage you should have and how often. Take no more than prescribed. The drug cannot remain in the patient’s body for long periods. Take these medicines for two weeks or less unless you see an eye doctor.

Use eye drops: wear contact lenses when taking this medicine. Tell your eye doctor for advice.

Diclofenac ophthalmic side effects

Contact the local poison control center when your hives and throat become sore, and your mouth is swelling, and it can cause severe hives.

Tell your doctor immediately if you are experiencing: severe burns, stinging or itching, painful eye pain, excessive watering; swelling in the eyelid or lips; white discoloration in the pupils or iris.

Other common symptoms include eyesight loss, dry eyes, and headaches.

Side effects

Symptoms of eye irritation may occur if you take the drug.

Symptoms such as stinging or itching of your eyes; worsening eye pain, redness, or excessive watering; swollen or puffy eyelids; white discoloration over your pupil or iris (the colored part of your eye); crusting or drainage from your eyes; or headache, dizziness, stomach pain, vomiting, weakness, fever, chills, cold or flu symptoms (can occur if the medicine absorbs into your bloodstream).

A watery eye can also appear. Tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately if this happens or worsens.

Remember, Your doctor prescribed this medicine because of its health benefits to you. Tell your doctor if you experience eye pain, reduced vision, or bleed.

The rarest severe allergic reaction to this medication exists.

Your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.

Drug Interactions

Some medications can affect your health by causing you to take other medicines and herbs because they may cause severe adverse reactions to your prescription.

This interaction is sometimes possible and does not occur frequently.

Sometimes doctors and pharmacists can help prevent the interactions by reducing the dose and avoiding unnecessary medication use or monitoring them.

Tell your doctor if there are any other medications you use that you do not know or use before taking these medications or if you are undergoing medical treatment.

Do not use other eye medications during treatment with diclofenac ophthalmic unless your doctor tells you to.

What other drugs will affect diclofenac ophthalmic?

Tell your doctor about your other medicines, nonprescription drugs, herbal products, and steroid medications that can have possible drug interactions.

Various medications may have effects on diclofenac.

Check all prescription and nonprescription medicine labels carefully.

Many medications contain pain relievers/fever reducers ( aspirin, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or naproxen ). These drugs are similar to diclofenac and may increase your risk of side effects if taken together.

Make an appointment with your doctor about your medications.


The medication can be potentially dangerous when ingested or consumed in excess.

When you notice symptoms from an overdose, call the poison control center immediately.

The poison is regulated in the USA through an automated phone number.

Canadian citizens may contact the provincial poison control center.

These medications are prescribed for your current symptoms. Take the pill if there’s another eye condition that needs treatment before using. Do not miss the dose until your memory is clear. Please keep it away from anyone.

In case of emergency/overdose

Do not swallow diclofenac eye drops without a prescription.

Give victim enough food for drinking.

If you have collapsed or cannot breathe, please call your provincial poison control center immediately.

What happens if I overdose?

Call PoisonHelp to get medical care if a person swallows an illegal medication or is in an unsafe condition.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Lactation is considerably lower than systemic administration of diclofenac.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Give this medicine to yourself immediately if it is not necessary. Don’t take the next dose.

What should I avoid while using diclofenac ophthalmic?

For a minimum of 2 days from the surgery, you should avoid wearing contact lenses unless you are authorized. Take no medication with diclofenac when taking ophthalmologic medication.

What should I do if I forget a dose?

Don’t give up your missed dose if possible. But when your dose has passed, skip this missed dose and continue the daily schedule. Avoid instilling additional drops to compensate for missed doses.

Use the medicine as soon as possible, but skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not use two doses at one time.

Take only the prescribed number of doses.

Other uses for this medicine include:

This medication has other purposes so contact your doctor if you have any questions.

This medicine’s other uses include ankylosing spondylitis, a type of arthritis that affects the joints in the spine, and other painful conditions such as menstrual cramps.

Diclofenac is also used to treat acute migraine attacks in adults with or without aura. It will not prevent or lessen the number of migraine attacks.


If it causes allergies, then tell your doctor before using the diclofenac medicine. It may contain irritable or toxic substances which cause allergies to certain foods or drugs. Get in contact with the doctor for additional information.

Effects of the eye drops include Corneal (front part of the eye) denervation or Corneal (front part of the eye) epithelial defects or Diabetes or Ocular (eye) surface diseases (e.g., dry eye syndrome) or Ocular (eye) surgeries, complicated or Ocular (eye) surgeries, multiple within a short period or Rheumatoid arthritis—Use with caution.

Tell your doctor if you wear soft contact lenses. Your doctor may tell you that you should not wear your contact lenses during your treatment with diclofenac eye drops.

Postmarketing experience with topical NSAIDs suggests that patients experiencing complicated ocular surgeries;

  • corneal denervation,
  • corneal epithelial defects,
  • diabetes mellitus,
  • ocular surface disease (e.g., dry eye syndrome),
  • rheumatoid arthritis,
  • repeat ocular surgeries within a short period may be at increased risk for corneal adverse events, which may become sight-threatening.

Stop using this medicine and check with your eye doctor right away if you have blurred vision, changes in vision, eye redness, irritation, or pain while using this medicine.

You may need vision exams for up to a year after your eye surgery.


Please follow instructions only. Tell your doctor if I need any medication for allergies.

What should I know about the storage and disposal of this medication?

Keep this medicine in its packaging tightly sealed and away from young people.

Keep the product at room temperature and away from excessive moisture. Unusual medicines should be disposed of in specific ways to prevent their abuse.

Please don’t flush it down the toilet. Instead, you could use a drug-taking back program. Talk to your pharmacy or call your local waste disposal company for details on take-home programs.

Further information

Keep this medication away from children if you’re taking any other medicine or taking anything else.

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