Voltaren Precautions and Warnings

Being aware of warnings and precautions with Voltaren can help ensure a safe treatment process. For example, you should be aware that the medication may cause congestive heart failure, high blood pressure, or stroke. Precautions also apply to women who are breastfeeding or pregnant.

Voltaren: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Voltaren® (diclofenac sodium) 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.
 
(The information in this article applies only to the tablet forms of this medication -- Voltaren and Voltaren-XR. This article does not apply to Voltaren® Gel or Voltaren Ophthalmic® eye drops.)
 
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