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FLURBIPROFEN 0.03%+HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE 0.0025
By ALLERGAN INDIA PVT LTD
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Drug Information

What is Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination used for?

Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcelluloseophthalmic solutionhelps in relieving pain or discomfort in the eyes by reducing the inflammation. This combination is indicated for individuals with the following eye problems:

  • Burning or any other discomfort in the eyes
  • Decreased tear production
  • Infrequent blinking

Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination work?

In Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Flurbiprofen belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents. The drug acts by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase-1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) involved in prostaglandin synthesis, which are responsible for pain and inflammation. Thus, the drug decreases the production of prostaglandins and reduces the inflammation.

Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose belongs to the class of drugs called eye lubricants. The drug acts by promoting the corneal wetting and thickening the precorneal tear film. It also protects the eyes by reducing the dryness and irritation.

How to use Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination as prescribed by your doctor.

Instil 1 or 2 drops of Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose ophthalmic soultion into the conjuctival sac of the eye.

If you miss a dose of Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination, please use it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not use a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

What are the drugs that interact with Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?

The drugs that interact with Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination are:

  • Timolol
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Cimetidine
  • Pyrilamine

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?

The following are the most common side effects of Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination:

  • Redness in the eye
  • Eye pain
  • Vision changes
  • Stinging sensation in the eye
  • Headache
  • Sticky eyelashes

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Prolonged blurred vision
  • Burning of eyes
  • Excessive secretion of tears

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?

  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Ensure that the tip of the medicine bottle should not touch the eye or area around the eye.
  • Avoid using Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
  • Seek doctor’s advice if the redness of eyes persists or worsens.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machineries if you experience dizziness or drowsiness.

What should you tell your doctor before using Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any pre-existing eye conditions such as glaucoma.
  • Inform the doctor if you have any history of allergic reaction with the usage of Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose

  1. How should Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination be stored?
  2. Store the Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination in a cool (15 – 25OC) and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

  3. Can I use Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination to my 7-year-old child?
  4. No, Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination should be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed.

  5. Is it safe to use contact lens while on Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?
  6. Yes, it is safe to use contact lens while using Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose. However, you must remove your contact lenses before using Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose eye drops and wait for at least 15 minutes before inserting them.

  7. Can I stop using the Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination abruptly?
  8. It is not advised to end a Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination abruptly. Please contact your doctor if you find any symptoms that force to discontinue the medication.

  9. How long can I take Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination?
  10. Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose combination should be used for the prescribed period. Please consult your doctor if you should discontinue or extend the Flurbiprofen + Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose.

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