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Bromfenac
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Drug Name:

Bromfenac Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Bromfenac 0.09%, oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride, sulfites.

Company:
Various generic manufacturers

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for Bromfenac:

Post-operative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain following cataract extraction.

Adult:

≥18yrs: 1 drop in affected eye(s) once daily starting 1 day before surgery, continued on day of surgery, and for 14 days post-op. May be given with other topical ophthalmics (eg, alpha-agonists, beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, cycloplegics, mydriatics); administer at least 5 minutes apart.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Bleeding tendencies. May slow or delay wound healing. Complicated/repeat ocular surgeries. Corneal defects/denervation. Ocular surface diseases. Rheumatoid arthritis. Diabetes. Monitor cornea; discontinue if corneal epithelial breakdown occurs. Risk of corneal adverse events may be increased if used >24hrs before surgery, or beyond 14-days post-op. Contact lenses (remove during therapy). Pregnancy (Cat.C; avoid during late pregnancy). Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Concomitant topical corticosteroids may potentiate healing problems. Caution with concomitant drugs that prolong bleeding time.

Pharmacological Class:

NSAID.

Adverse Reactions:

Ocular effects (eg, abnormal sensation, conjunctival hyperemia, burning, stinging, pain, pruritus, redness, iritis), headache; keratitis, corneal reactions (eg, epithelial breakdown, thinning, erosion, ulceration/perforation).

Note:

Formerly known under the brand name Bromday.

How Supplied:

Contact supplier.

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