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Does Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) interact with other medications?

When taking Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets, 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-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets 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 taking Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets, as this may increase the risk of stomach bleeding.

Elderly people and people using Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets for an extended time have an increased risk of these side effects.

Tell your doctor before using Voltaren-XR (diclofenac) extended-release tablets if you take antidepressants, lithium, methotrexate, cyclosporine, angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors, diuretics, or antibiotics, as these medications can interact with diclofenac extended-release tablets.

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