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Does Voltaren (diclofenac) interact with other medications or foods?

When using Voltaren (diclofenac), you should avoid taking aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), including any over-the-counter pain relievers or cold medications that may contain NSAIDs.

NSAIDs like Voltaren carry some risk of stomach bleeding and other serious gastrointestinal damage. These risks may be increased by blood-thinning medications (warfarin), aspirin, or steroids.

Do not drink alcohol while using Voltaren, as this may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.

Older adults and people using Voltaren regularly have an increased risk of these side effects.

Tell your doctor before using Voltaren if you are taking antidepressants, digitalis drugs, methotrexate, cyclosporine, lithium, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, diuretics, or antibiotics, as these medications can interact with Voltaren.

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