Name of the molecule : Diclofenac
Description of the drug : Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.
indications : This product is used to reduce pain and inflammation in the eye.
Cons-indications : This product should not be used unless otherwise indicated by a veterinarian in animals that have demonstrated sensitivity to any of its components.
It should also be avoided in combination with other anti-inflammatory drugs, steroidal or otherwise.
For more information on this subject, it is best to discuss it with a veterinarian or consult the insert that accompanies this product.
Side effects : This medication may cause a slight burning sensation when applied. However, it should not persist.
Superficial focal inflammation on the cornea has been reported with chronic use of the product.
The drug can also cause direct damage to the cornea, resulting in a potential delay in the healing of the lesions.
Although unlikely, general effects may occur following the use of local nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. : gastric ulcers, decreased platelet aggregation, asthma and renal damage.
For more information on other possible side effects, please refer to the insert that accompanies this product.
Recommended follow-up : Ensure that the animal's condition improves and that it does not suffer from any side effects.
Interactions with other drugs Side effects can be amplified with the combined use of other anti-inflammatory drugs, steroidal or otherwise.
It is important to notify the veterinarian if the animal is already receiving any of these medications when starting Voltaren ®.
Storage : At room temperature and protected from light, in a tightly closed container. Excess heat or cold should be avoided.
Warning : The eye should be cleaned with a non-irritating solution indicated for this purpose before applying the medication.
Avoid touching the eye with the tip of the container.
After applying the medication, simply close the eyelids and massage gently for a few seconds to fully extend the product over the entire surface of the eye.
Prevent the animal from cleaning the area near the eyes after application. If necessary, an Elizabethan collar can be used.
Disinfect the container tip with rubbing alcohol after each application.
Any ophthalmic preparation should be discarded 1 month after opening the container.
When different textures of ophthalmic medications are used at the same time, it is important to apply solutions first and then ointments.
In addition, it takes 5 minutes between ocular products to allow everyone to be absorbed and act appropriately.
Keep out of the reach of children and animals.
In the presence of severe, worsening or persistent side effects, contact a veterinarian as soon as possible.