Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (Diclofenac sodium)

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Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is a medication used for treating inflammation and swelling of the eye after cataract surgery or other eye surgeries. It can be used after another type of eye surgery (corneal refractive surgery) to temporarily relieve pain and sensitivity of the eye to light.

Voltaren contains diclofenac sodium and belongs to the class of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). It works by stopping the production of certain natural substances that cause inflammation and pain in the eye, such as prostaglandins.

Use and Dosage

Voltaren is available as Ophthalmic Solution and is typically applied with one or two drops to the affected eye(s) 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 (diclofenac sodium 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.

Patients should not touch the tip of the eye dropper to their eye or any other surface to avoid contamination. The dosing of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution may vary depending on the patient's condition and the doctor's instructions, so patients should follow their healthcare provider's instructions and not use the medication for longer than prescribed.

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 of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (Diclofenac sodium):

  • Bad taste
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye redness
  • Itchiness
  • Mild-to-moderate burning feeling
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Temporary eye pain when drops are instilled

Serious Side Effects of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (Diclofenac sodium):

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Changes in vision
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feeling of increased eye pressure (after cataract surgery)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Persistent eye pain
  • Shortness of breath or worsening of asthma symptoms
  • Swelling of the eye or eyelid
  • Swelling of the face and throat

Forms and Strength

Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution (Diclofenac sodium) is available in the following forms and strength:

Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution: Ophthalmic Solution

  • 0.10%

Diclofenac sodium: Ophthalmic Solution

  • 0.10%


  • Diclofenac sodium should be used only as directed by a healthcare professional.
  • Contact lenses should not be worn while using the solution.
  • Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution should not be used if you are allergic to diclofenac or any other components of the medication.
  • Prior to use, patients should inform their healthcare provider of any allergies, medical conditions, or other medications they are taking.
  • Diclofenac sodium may cause blurred vision or dizziness, which could impair driving or operating machinery.
  • Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution should not be used to treat eye infections or injuries and should only be used as prescribed by a doctor.
  • Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult with their doctor before using the eye solutions.
  • Diclofenac sodium should be used with caution in patients with a history of asthma, bleeding disorders, heart or kidney disease, or stomach ulcers.
  • Diclofenac sodium may interact with other medications, vitamins, or herbal supplements, so patients should inform their healthcare provider of all medications they are taking.
  • The solution should not be used while wearing contact lenses and patients should wait at least 15 minutes after using the medication before putting in contact lenses.
  • Patients may experience burning, stinging, or itching in the eyes with the use of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution.
  • Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution should be stored at room temperature and kept out of the reach of children.
  • Patients should not use the medication for longer than prescribed by their healthcare provider.
  • If symptoms do not improve or worsen while using the medication, patients should contact their healthcare provider.
  • Patients may experience blurred vision or dizziness while using Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution, which could impair their ability to drive or operate machinery. It is advised to wait until the vision is clear before driving or operating machinery.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Can I use Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution to treat dry eyes?

No, Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution is not indicated for treating dry eyes. Patients should ask their doctor for advice on the most appropriate treatment for dry eyes.

How often should I use Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution?

The dosing regimen for Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution may vary depending on the patient's condition and the doctor's instructions. Patients should follow their healthcare provider's instructions and not use the medication for longer than prescribed.

Can Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution be used in children?

The safety and efficacy of Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution have not been established in children. It should only be used in children under the supervision of a healthcare professional.


It's important to purchase Voltaren Ophthalmic Solution from verified Canadian pharmacy.

Additional information

Generic name:

Diclofenac Sodium, Diclofenac sodium


Ophthalmic Solution



Quantities Available:

5mL, 10mL