Novartis Healthcare


Concise Prescribing Info
Pain & inflammation associated w/ cataract surgery.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Instill 1 drop to the affected eye(s) tid beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery & through the 1st 2 wk post-op. Additional drop should be administered 30-120 min prior to surgery. Treatment can be extended to the 1st 3 wk (21 days) post-op.
Hypersensitivity to nepafenac or other NSAIDs.
Special Precautions
Cross-sensitivity to acetysalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives & other NSAIDs. Increased bleeding time. Patients w/ known bleeding tendencies or receiving other medicinal products which may prolong bleeding time. Benzalkonium Cl may cause eye irritation & discolour soft contact lenses; punctate keratopathy &/or toxic ulcerative keratopathy in frequent &/or prolonged use. Concomitant use of topical NSAIDs & steroids. Discontinue use in patients w/ evidence of corneal epithelial breakdown. Patients w/ complicated ocular surgeries, corneal denervation/epithelial defects, DM, ocular surface diseases (eg, dry eye syndrome), RA or repeat ocular surgeries. May impair ability to drive & use machines. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn <10 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Capsular opacity, decreased visual acuity, foreign body sensation, increased IOP & sticky sensation. Conjunctival edema, corneal edema, dry eye, lid margin crusting, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain & pruritus, photophobia, tearing & vitreous detachment. Headache, HTN, nausea/vomiting & sinusitis.
Drug Interactions
May increase the potential for healing problems w/ topical NSAIDs & steroids. Increased risk of haemorrhage in concomitant use w/ medications that prolong bleeding time.
ATC Classification
S01BC10 - nepafenac ; Belongs to the class of non-steroidal antiinflammatory agents. Used in the treatment of inflammation of the eye.
Nevanac ophth susp 1 mg/mL
5 mL x 1's (P658.8/container)
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