Precautions and Warnings With Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release

To help ensure a safe treatment process when starting treatment with diclofenac sodium extended-release, it's important to understand the drug's warnings and precautions. For example, people who should not take the drug include those who are allergic to any part of the drug and those who are having or have recently had open heart surgery. A few other diclofenac sodium extended-release precautions and warnings relate to possible drug interactions, allergic reactions to the medication, and potential risks to an unborn child.

Diclofenac Sodium Extended-Release: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking diclofenac sodium extended-release (Voltaren®-XR) if you have:
 
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
  • Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding
  • Drink alcohol frequently
  • Smoke
  • Are having or have recently had heart surgery.
     
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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