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PENFEN EYE DROP

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MRP: Rs. 59 for 1 packet(s) (5 ML eye drop each)
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food interaction for PENFEN

alcohol interaction for PENFEN

pregnancy interaction for PENFEN

lactation interaction for PENFEN

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Taking Fluriprofen with alcohol increases the associated risk of stomach bleeding.
UNSAFE
Penfen eye 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for PENFEN

Flurbiprofen(0.03% w/v)

Uses

Flurbiprofen is used in the treatment of osteoarthritis, dental pain, post operative pain, muscular pain, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, menstrual pain and migraine.

How it works

Flurbiprofen belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Flurbiprofen exerts a lasting analgesic and an anti-inflammatory effect as it reduces the production of pain stimulating chemicals (prostaglandins) by inhibiting the enzyme cyclooxygenase (COX).

Common side effects

Nervousness, Altered vision, Anxiety, Constipation, Depression, Diarrhoea, Fever, Flatulence, Headache, Increase in body weight, Influenza like symptoms, Insomnia, Ringing in ear, Running nose, Stomach pain / epigastric pain, Vomiting, Yellow discoloration of skin, Yellow discoloration of eye
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose(0.25% w/v)

Uses

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is used in the treatment of dry eye.

How it works

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It reduces dryness and irritation by wetting and lubricating the surface of eye.

Common side effects

Blurred vision, Eye pain, Eye irritation
Phenyl Mercuric Nitrate(0.002% w/v)

Uses

Phenyl Mercuric Nitrate is used to prevent infections.

How it works

Phenyl mercuric nitrate belongs to the class of medications called anti-infective agents. It inhibits or kills growth of bacteria or fungi. It also destroys the harmful microorganisms.

Common side effects

Allergy

SUBSTITUTES for PENFEN

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Expert advice for PENFEN

Flurbiprofen may cause dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue and visual disturbances. 
Do not drive or operate machinery. 
Get emergency medical help, if you have chest pain, weakness, shortness of breath, slurred speech, or problems with vision or balance.
Inform your doctor and be cautious, if you are suffering from, or have a previous history of bronchial asthma or other breathing difficulties You have a history of heart failure or hypertension (high blood pressure).
Consult your doctor before you take flurbiprofen.
  • If you are allergic to any of the NSAIDs or any of the ingredients of the medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or planning to a pregnancy or are breast feeding.
Stop flurbiprofen and consult your doctor if gastrointestinal bleeding or ulceration occurs.

Frequently asked questions for PENFEN

Flurbiprofen

Q.Is flurbiprofen safe?
Flurbiprofen is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q.Is flurbiprofen narcotic/ addictive/ does flurbiprofen thin blood (work as a blood thinner)?
No, flurbiprofen is not a narcotic and it is not addictive. Flurbiprofen has no known effects on blood thinning

Q.Is flurbiprofen stronger than ibuprofen/ like/ same as ibuprofen/ a painkiller/ Ansaid?
Flurbiprofen belongs to a group of medicines called NSAID like ibuprofen. The effects of both are comparable. Flurbiprofen is a painkiller and used to treat pain and inflammation. Ansaid is a trade name of the active medicine flurbiprofen

Q.Is flurbiprofen FDA approved?
Yes, flurbiprofen is FDA approved for treating pain and inflammation

Q.Is flurbiprofen over-the-counter medicine?
No, flurbiprofen is a prescription medicine. It will be given to you if you produce a prescription by your doctor

Q.Can I take flurbiprofen with ibuprofen/ Tylenol (paracetamol)?
Ibuprofen and paracetamol are all drugs that belong to the same group of medicines as flurbiprofen i.e. non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and therefore, concomitant use of two or more NSAIDs (including aspirin) may increase the risk of adverse effects. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use, and any concomitant medication used

Q.Does flurbiprofen make you sleepy or drowsy/ high/ tired/ increase blood pressure?
Yes, flurbiprofen may make you feel sleepy or drowsy, tired, raise/ increase your blood pressure. It is not known if it makes one feel high. Always follow the instructions of doctor regarding dosage, duration and frequency of use for flurbiprofen

Q.What does flurbiprofen treat?
Flurbiprofen belongs to a class of medicine called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), used to treat pain and inflammation

Q.Does flurbiprofen affect birth control?
No, flurbiprofen has no known effects on birth control

Q.Does flurbiprofen have aspirin?
No, flurbiprofen does not have aspirin. Flurbiprofen is active molecule similar to aspirin and both belong to same group of medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose

Q.What is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose?
Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose belongs to a class of medicines called eye lubricants or artificial tears. It is available as eye drops. It is used to soothe irritation, burning and discomfort of dry eye conditions(deficient tear production, infrequent blinking, smoke, wind, pollution, extended use of computer screen or television, medical treatment, dry atmospheric conditions). It may also be used to aid insertion and increase comfort of hard contact lenses

Q.Is hydroxypropylmethylcellulose safe?
Yes. Hydroxypropylmethylcellulose is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor. It has minimal side effects and drug interactions.

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Content on this page was last updated on 21 October, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)