Are There Risks With Voltaren?

Side Effects of Voltaren

As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Voltaren. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor, meaning that they require no treatment or are easily treated by your healthcare provider.
 
Common side effects include:
 

 

(Click Voltaren Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report to your healthcare provider.)
 

Drug Interactions

Voltaren can have potentially negative interactions with a number of medicines (see Voltaren Drug Interactions).
 

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Taking Voltaren?

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns that people using NSAIDs, including Voltaren, may be at higher risk for heart attack or stroke than those who do not take NSAIDs. This warning does not apply to those who take aspirin. In addition, this risk may be higher in people who have been taking NSAIDs for a long time. These events can occur without warning and can lead to death. Tell your healthcare provider if you have or ever have had any of the following:
 
You should also talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug if you have:
 
  • Asthma
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Liver disease or liver failure
  • Kidney disease or kidney failure
  • Bleeding problems (or if you are taking medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot)
  • Diabetes
  • Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
  • Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAIDs.
     
In addition, let your healthcare provider know if you:
 
Also, tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Voltaren Precautions and Warnings to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 
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