Information about Difluprednate

Difluprednate Uses

Difluprednate is used in the treatment of post-operative eye pain and inflammation. It is used to prevent and treat inflammation and associated symptoms following eye surgery.

How Difluprednate works

Difluprednate is a topical steroid (an anti-inflammatory medicine). It works by stopping the release of certain natural substances in the eye that are responsible for pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).

Common side effects of Difluprednate

Eye irritation, Burning sensation, Watery eyes
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Expert advice for Difluprednate

  • Your doctor has prescribed Difluprednate to treat inflammation and pain associated with eye surgery.
  • Do not use Difluprednate for more than the prescribed duration as it may cause glaucoma or secondary infection.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Frequently asked questions for Difluprednate


Q. What is Difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion?

It is a solution in an emulsion form used to treat post-operative and post-infectious swelling and pain of the eyes.


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