NEVANAC Eye Drops 5ml


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NEPAFENAC 0.1%W/V
By ALCON LABORATORIES INDIA PVT LTD
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Drug Information

What is Nepafenac used for?

Nepafenac eye drops is used to relieve pain, irritation and inflammation of the eye after cataract surgery.

Nepafenac may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Nepafenac work?

Nepafenac belongs to the class of drugs called anti-inflammatory agents. The drug acts by blocking certain inflammatory mediators, which are responsible for pain and inflammation.

How to use Nepafenac eye drops?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Use Nepafenac eye drops as prescribed by your doctor.

Instil one or two drops of Nepafenac into the conjunctival sac of the eye and close your eyes for at least 10 minutes. Do not allow the container tip to touch the eye or surrounding tissue.

If you miss a dose of Nepafenac, 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 Nepafenac?

Drugs that interact with Nepafenac include the following:

  • Aspirin
  • Dexamethasone
  • Fluorometholone
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Ibuprofen
  • Loteprednol
  • Medrysone
  • Naproxen
  • Prednisolone
  • Rimexolone
  • Warfarin

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 Nepafenac?

The following are the most common side effects of Nepafenac:

  • Rash
  • Swelling of face
  • Severe Dizziness
  • Eye pain
  • Sensitivity to light

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

  • Trouble breathing
  • Eye swelling
  • Decreased vision
  • Eye discharge

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 should be followed while using Nepafenac?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Nepafenac or similar drugs.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of Nepafenac.
  • Do not use this medication for longer than 14 days after your surgery without doctor’s advice.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Nepafenac causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Be cautious while taking Nepafenac if you have aspirin-sensitive asthma.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.

You are advised not to use Nepafenac if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before using Nepafenac?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of bleeding problems, previous eye surgery, other eye problems, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and nasal polyps.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Frequently asked questions about Nepafenac

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  1. How should Nepafenac be stored?
  2. Store Nepafenac eye drops in a well-closed container at room temperature (15°– 30°C), away from excess heat and moisture.

  3. Can I stop using Nepafenac if I am feeling better?
  4. No, it is advised not to stop using Nepafenac without doctor’s consent. Discontinuing the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.

  5. What are the contraindications of Nepafenac?
  6. Nepafenac is contraindicated in patients with asthma.

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