Bromfenac - ophthalmic

Patient Medicine Information
Why do I need this medicine?
Bromfenac is used to treat eye inflammation and reduce the pain after undergoing cataract surgery.
How do I use this medicine?
Use Bromfenac exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.

To administer:

1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before applying the eye drops.
2. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upwards.
3. Pull down the lower eyelid gently using your finger.
4. Apply the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.

If you are wearing contact lens, remove it first before applying this medicine.

If you are using any other eye drops than Bromfenac, wait for at least 5 minutes between application of each medicine.

Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surfaces. Always keep the bottle tightly closed whenever not in use.
What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
Apply the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.

DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.

If you often forget to apply your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
When should I not use this medicine?
Do not apply Bromfenac if you ever had an allergic reaction (rashes, breathlessness, swollen eyes) to this medicine or any similar medicines such as aspirin, diclofenac, ibuprofen or ketorolac.
What should I take note of while using this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:

- bleeding disorder
- eye or corneal disease
- complicated or repeated eye surgery within a short period of time
- diabetes (high sugar level in the blood)
- rheumatoid arthritis (joint pain and swelling disorder)

Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
What side effects could I experience?
You may experience some problems with your eyesight. If you cannot see clearly, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert.

This medicine may cause any of the following side effects: abnormal sensation in the eye, conjunctival hyperaemia (redness of the white outer layer of the eyeball), eye irritation, eye pain, eye itching, eye redness, headache and iritis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye).

Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your eyesight

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Can I use this with other medicines?
Always inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
How should I store this medicine?
Store below 25°C, away from the reach of children.

Throw away this medicine 4 weeks after first opening.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
This information is independently developed by MIMS based on bromfenac - ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2021 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by
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