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Last Updated: 2019-11-05 09:25:23
Diclofenac Sodium ophthalmic preparation is indicated in-
Diclofenac Sodium (Eye Drops)
Diclofenac Eye Drops contains Diclofenac Sodium, a potent non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic property. Diclofenac Sodium produces anti-inflammatory effect by inhibiting cyclooxygenase activity with a reduction in the tissue prostaglandin ( such as PgE2 and Pg F2α) .
Ophthalmic Non-Steroid drugs
Mild to moderate burning sensation in 5-15% patients which is transient in nature and almost never necessitated discontinuation of treatment. Other less common side-effects are sensitivity to light, bad taste, feeling of pressure, allergic reactions etc.
Diclofenac eye drops may mask the signs of infection. So physicians should be alert to the development of infections in patients receiving the drug. During prolonged use, it is recommended that physicians conduct periodic examinations of the eye, including measurement of the intraocular pressure. Contact lenses should not be worn during treatment.
No drug interaction is reported. There should be at least 5 minutes interval when another ophthalmic solution (e.g., steroid) is given.
The safety of Diclofenac eye drops in pregnancy & lactation has not been established and its use therefore is not recommended unless the potential benefit to the mother outweighs the possible risk to the child.
Accidental ingestion of Diclofenac Sodium presents virtually no risk of unwanted effects, since one 5 ml bottle of eye drop solution contains only 5 mg of Diclofenac Sodium, which is equivalent to about 3% of the recommended maximum oral dose for adults.
Hypersensitivity to any of the components Like other non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents, Diclofenac Sodium eye drops is contraindicated in patients in whom attacks of asthma, urticaria or acute rhinitis have been observed following application of acetyl salicylic acid or other cyclo-oxygenase inhibitors
Close the bottle immediately after use. Do not use for more than four weeks after opening. Store at room temperature.