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Side Effects of Diclofenac Eye Drops

Common Side Effects of Diclofenac Eye Drops

Diclofenac eye drops have been studied thoroughly in clinical trials. In these studies, the most common side effects included:
  • Tearing "complaints" (presumably, overproduction of tears, although the exact complaints were not specified) -- in up to 30 percent of people
  • Inflammation of the cornea of the eye (keratitis) -- up to 28 percent
  • Temporary burning and stinging -- up to 15 percent
  • Increased eye pressure -- up to 15 percent.
It is important to note that these diclofenac eye drops "side effects" might actually be caused by other factors, such as the eye surgery itself. It is impossible to know for sure, because no information is available to know if the studies compared diclofenac eye drops to a placebo (an eye drop that does not contain any active ingredients) and how the side effects compared to those using a placebo.

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking diclofenac eye drops or if you experience something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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