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Bromfenac Opthalmic Solution

Bromfenac Opthalmic Solution

What Is Bromfenac Ophthalmic?

Bromfenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Bromfenac ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat swelling and pain caused by cataract surgery.

Bromfenac ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare providers about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use.

You should not use bromfenac ophthalmic if you are allergic to it.

Bromfenac Ophthalmic Dosage

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use this medication for more than the number of days your doctor has recommended. Using an NSAID eye drop too long can increase your risk of serious side effects that may damage your vision.

Do not use bromfenac ophthalmic while wearing contact lenses. Bromfenac may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 10 minutes after using this medicine before putting in your contact lenses.

The Prolensa brand of bromfenac ophthalmic is usually given as 1 drop in each affected eye once daily for 14 days.

The Bromsite brand of bromfenac ophthalmic is usually given as 1 drop in each affected eye twice daily for 14 days.

Interactions

Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor or pharmacist first.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use, especially of: anti-platelet medications (e.g., clopidogrel), other NSAID medications (e.g., aspirin, ibuprofen), blood thinners (e.g., warfarin, heparin), other eye medications.

Bromfenac Ophthalmic Side Effects

Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • any change in your vision;
  • slow healing after your eye surgery;
  • eye redness or bleeding;
  • eye pain or swelling; or
  • severe eye discomfort, increased tears, crusting or drainage.

Common side effects may include:

  • increased sensitivity of your eyes to light;
  • mild eye irritation, or feeling like something is in your eye;
  • headache; or
  • seeing flashes of light or "floaters" in your vision.

Precautions

Before using bromfenac, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin or other NSAIDs (e.g., naproxen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as sulfites), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)

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