Ocunepa Drop

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Primarily used for

Preservation of the medicinal products, Eye pain following cataract surgery
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5 ml in 1 packet
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Medicine Overview of Ocunepa Drop

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Uses of Benzalkonium Chloride

Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products.
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Side effects of Benzalkonium Chloride

Common

Paralysis of respiratory muscle, Allergic contact dermatitis, Apprehension, Collapse, Coma, Convulsion, Cyanosis (bluish discoloration of the skin), Death, Shortness of breath, Muscle weakness, Restlessness, Vomiting.

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How to use Benzalkonium Chloride

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ocunepa Drop at a fixed time.

How Ocunepa Drop works

The mode of action of benzalkonium chloride appears to be associated with the effect on the cytoplasmic membrane, which controls cell permeability.
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Uses of Nepafenac

Nepafenac is used in the treatment of eye pain following cataract surgery
It prevents and relieves eye pain, irritation and inflammation (redness and swelling) following cataract surgery.
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How to use Nepafenac

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a marked dropper and take it as directed. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Ocunepa Drop at a fixed time.

How Ocunepa Drop works

Nepafenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It works by blocking the release of prostaglandin, that causes allergy symptoms and inflammation (swelling and redness).

In Depth Information on Ocunepa Drop

Expert advice for Benzalkonium Chloride

• Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or nose and rinse immediately with plenty of cool tap water in case of accidental contact. • Never use benzalkonium chloride solution on blistered/ cut skin. • Consult your doctor before using benzalkonium chloride solution in children younger than 2 years. • Inform your doctor if symptoms do not disappear after 7 days of use.  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding. • Should not be given to patients who are allergic to benzalkonium chloride or any of its ingredients. • Should not be given to patients who have a deep puncture wound, animal bite or serious burns.

Expert advice for Nepafenac

  • Apply to the affected eye 1 day before cataract surgery and on the day of surgery, continuing up to first 2 weeks in the postoperative period.
  • When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5 minutes before delivering the next medication to avoid dilution.
  • Notify your doctor if you are on blood thinners or have bleeding problems.
  • Avoid wearing contact lenses after surgery and while using Nepafenac.
  • Use the eye drops within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.
Warnings
Special precautions for Ocunepa Drop
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Ocunepa Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
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Lactation
No information is available on the use of Ocunepa Drop during lactation. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
Ocunepa Drop may cause blurring of your vision for a short t
ime just after its use. Do not drive until your vision is clear.
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Kidney
Ocunepa Drop is probably safe to use in patients with kidney
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ocunepa Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
Ocunepa Drop is probably safe to use in patients with liver
disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Ocunepa Drop may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Ocunepa Drop

Frequently asked questions for Benzalkonium Chloride

Q. Is benzalkonium chloride the same as rubbing alcohol?
No. Benzalkonium chloride is not as same as rubbing alcohol
Q. Is Benzalkonium Chloride antifungal?
Yes, Benzalkonium Chloride is known to be antifungal to some extent
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride kill viruses?
No. Benzalkonium does not kill viruses
Q. Is Benzalkonium Chloride bleach?
No. Benzalkonium Chloride is not bleach
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride kill MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus)/ staph (Staphylococcus Aureus)?
Yes, higher concentrations of Benzalkonium Chloride can kill MRSA / staph present on the skin
Q. Does Benzalkonium Chloride work for cold sores?
Yes. Benzalkonium Chloride is effective for treatment of cold sores.
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Frequently asked questions for Nepafenac

Q. What is Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension used for?
Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension is used to prevent and treat redness, pain and swelling that occurs after cataract surgery and to reduce the risk of postoperative macular edema (swelling of a layer present at the back of the eye) associated with cataract surgery in diabetic patients
Q. What is Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension?
Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension is a solution containing pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory medication Nepafenac for use as eye drops to prevent and treat redness, pain and swelling that occurs after cataract surgery and to reduce the risk of postoperative macular edema (swelling of a layer present at the back of the eye) associated with cataract surgery in diabetic patients.

Substitutes for Ocunepa

No substitutes found for this medicine
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