Drug Interactions With Diclofenac Eye Drops
Drug Interactions With Diclofenac Eye Drops Explained
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when diclofenac eye drops are combined with the drugs listed above.
Anticoagulant and Antiplatelet Medications
Combining diclofenac eye drops with other medications that have anticoagulant or antiplatelet activity (commonly described as "blood thinners") might increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding. Check with your healthcare provider before taking diclofenac eye drops with any such medications, even nonprescription ones.
Although the likelihood of a serious bleeding problem occurring as the result of this interaction is certainly reduced because diclofenac eye drops are applied to the eyes and little of the medication reaches the bloodstream, the possibility of such problems cannot be ruled out.
Steroid Eye Medications
Diclofenac eye drops might increase the risk of side effects due to steroid eye drops and may cause slow healing. It would be unusual for a healthcare provider to intentionally recommend that a person use both diclofenac eye drops and a steroid eye drop at the same time. However, such an interaction might occur if a person was already taking a steroid eye drop for another purpose.