Bromfenac

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Bromfenac Brand Names

Bromday | BromSite | Prolensa | Xibrom

What is Bromfenac

Bromfenac is a benzene acetic acid nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated for the treatment of postoperative inflammation and the prevention of ocular pain in patients undergoing cataract surgery.

It is available for ophthalmic administration.

The use of ophthalmic NSAIDs may result in keratitis; use for more than 24 hours before surgery or beyond 14 days after surgery may increase the risk for and the severity of adverse corneal events. Monitor patients closely for corneal health.

Indications

  • ocular pain
  • postoperative ocular inflammation

For the treatment of postoperative ocular inflammation and ocular pain following cataract surgery

Side Effects

  1. blurred vision
  2. conjunctival hyperemia
  3. corneal erosion
  4. foreign body sensation
  5. headache
  6. hyphema
  7. impaired wound healing
  8. iritis
  9. keratitis
  10. ocular hypertension
  11. ocular irritation
  12. ocular pain
  13. ocular pruritus
  14. photophobia

Monitoring Parameters

  • (drug no longer available)
  • laboratory monitoring not necessary
  • LFTs

Contraindications

  • anticoagulant therapy
  • asthma
  • breast-feeding
  • children
  • coagulopathy
  • contact lenses
  • diabetes mellitus
  • hemophilia
  • infants
  • labor
  • nasal polyps
  • neonates
  • NSAID hypersensitivity
  • ocular disease
  • ocular surgery
  • pregnancy
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • salicylate hypersensitivity
  • sulfite hypersensitivity
  • urticaria

Interactions

There are no drug interactions associated with Bromfenac products.

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