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Composition for OCUNEPA

Benzalkonium Chloride(0.01% w/v),Nepafenac(0.1% w/v)

food interaction for OCUNEPA

alcohol interaction for OCUNEPA

pregnancy interaction for OCUNEPA

lactation interaction for OCUNEPA

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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.
Ocunepa drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.


Benzalkonium Chloride(0.01% w/v)


Benzalkonium Chloride is used in preservation of the medicinal products.

How it works

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

Common side effects

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
Nepafenac(0.1% w/v)


Nepafenac is used in the treatment of post operative pain.

How it works

Nepafenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory prodrug. It is converted in the eyes to an active form, amfenac. Amfenac inhibits the production of a chemical called prostaglandin that is responsible for causing pain and swelling in the eye.

Common side effects

Nausea, Crusting in eyelids, Dizziness, Eye deposits, Eye swelling, Eyelid swelling, Foreign body sensation, Headache, Increased production of tears, Eye irritation, Increased intraocular pressure, Iritis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye), Itching, Eye discomfort, Skin redness, Vision disorder, Allergic conjunctivitis


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Expert advice for OCUNEPA

• 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.

Frequently asked questions for OCUNEPA

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.


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 01 April, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)