Advertisement

If my father has heart problems, is it safe for him to take Voltaren?

Taking Voltaren (also known as diclofenac sodium) can increase your father’s risk of getting serious heart or circulation problems, including heart attack or stroke. This risk increases the longer he keeps taking this medicine. Your father should not take Voltaren right before or right after having heart bypass surgery. Talk with your father’s doctor and be sure he or she is aware of your father’s heart condition.

Continue Learning about Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drugs

An Alarming Side Effect of NSAIDs: Ovulation Stops
An Alarming Side Effect of NSAIDs: Ovulation Stops
According to research revealed at the 2015 European League Against Rheumatism Annual Congress meeting, many women stop ovulating after taking standard...
Read More
Do nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs increase the risk of heart disease?
Dawn MarcusDawn Marcus
There have been reports of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) being linked to a sligh...
More Answers
Who should not take NSAIDs?
National Kidney FoundationNational Kidney Foundation
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are a specific group of pain relievers. Some NSAIDs ar...
More Answers
Are Steroid Injections for Back Pain Safe?
Are Steroid Injections for Back Pain Safe?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.