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    Nepafenac

    Information about Nepafenac

    Nepafenac uses

    Nepafenac is used in post operative pain
    It is used to prevent and treat postoperative pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery. It also reduces the risk of postoperative macular oedema associated with cataract surgery in diabetic patients.

    How nepafenac 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).

    Common side effects of nepafenac

    Available Medicine for Nepafenac

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    Expert advice for Nepafenac

    Do not use Nepafenac eye drops if you are allergic to nepafenac, other pain-relieving medication, or any ingredients in these eye drops. Shake well eye drop bottle before use and close the bottle cap firmly immediately after use.
    Do not touch your eye or eyelid, surrounding areas or other surfaces with the dropper since it can infect the drops. If you are using other eye drops, wait at least five minutes between using nepafenac and the other drops. If you use more nepafenac than you should, rinse your eye with warm water.
    Do not give this medicine to children and adolescents below 18 years old because the safety and efficacy in this population has not been established.
    Do not drive or use machines after instilling nefapenac eye drops as it may blur your vision. Avoid sunlight during treatment with nefapenac eye drops.
    Do not use contact lenses after surgery and while using nepafenac.
    Do not use the eye drops after 4 weeks of opening the bottle. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before using nefapenac eye drop:
    • if you have bruising or bleeding problems or had history of it.
    • if you have any other eye problem or an infection or if you are using other medicines in the eye (especially topical steroids).
    • if you have had repeated eye surgery within a short period of time.
    • if you have diabetes.
    • if you have rheumatoid arthritis.

    Frequently asked questions for Nepafenac

    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.

    Content on this page was last updated on 01 July, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)