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:
- Heart disease, including congestive heart failure
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Bleeding problems (or if you are taking medicine that decreases the blood's ability to clot)
- Stomach ulcers, stomach bleeding, or a history of either condition
- Any allergies to medicines, including aspirin or other NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs).
Let your healthcare provider know if you:
- Are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Drink alcohol frequently
- 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.