Bromfenac

Description

Bromfenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug used for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and pain in patients who have undergone a cataract extraction. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Bromfenac

  • Burning and stinging of eye
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Headache
  • Eye pain
  • Eye discharge
  • Visual disturbances

Uses of Bromfenac

What is it prescribed for?

  • Postoperative ocular inflammation and pain
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to bromfenac, any other NSAIDs, or any other inactive ingredients present along with this medicine.

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-sensitive asthma.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. If the medicine is used, the infant should be monitored closely for any adverse effects.
General warnings

Contact lens

This medicine is not recommended for use if you are wearing soft contact lenses in your eyes. The lens should be removed prior to administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted 10 to 15 minutes post administration.

Sulfite allergic reactions

This medicine contains sodium sulfite and it may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life-threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in some patients. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Use in pediatrics

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established.

Slow or delayed healing

This medicine may slow or delay healing in some patients. Report any lack of improvement to the doctor immediately. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Increased bleeding time

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of bleeding time, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Keratitis and corneal reactions

Prolonged use of this medicine may result in keratitis, epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Sterility of dropper tip

If the ophthalmic solution of this medicine is contaminated, it may lead to a bacterial infection. Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to maintain sterility of the dropper tip and the ophthalmic solution.

Driving or Operating machines

This medicine may cause symptoms such as blurred vision, decreased vision, etc. in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery until your vision is clear, if you experience these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

Missed Dose

Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Dexamethasone

Aspirin

Disease interactions

Asthma

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of NSAID-sensitive asthma since it could worsen the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be considered under your doctor's supervision.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by reducing the formation of certain chemical substances in the body that are responsible for causing swelling and pain.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00963

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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Apr 2018

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