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Does cigarette smoking affect treatment with Voltaren?

If you are taking Voltaren (also known as diclofenac sodium), be sure to let your doctor know if you smoke cigarettes. People who smoke may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Voltaren. Voltaren can cause bleeding in the stomach and intestines, and smoking can increase this risk. You should also avoid drinking alcoholic beverages while taking Voltaren because alcohol can also increase your risk of stomach bleeding.

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