Generic Name and Formulations:
Bromfenac 0.09%, oph soln; contains benzalkonium chloride, sulfites.
Various generic manufacturers
Indications for Bromfenac:
Post-operative inflammation and reduction of ocular pain following cataract extraction.
≥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.
<18yrs: not recommended.
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.
Concomitant topical corticosteroids may potentiate healing problems. Caution with concomitant drugs that prolong bleeding time.
Ocular effects (eg, abnormal sensation, conjunctival hyperemia, burning, stinging, pain, pruritus, redness, iritis), headache; keratitis, corneal reactions (eg, epithelial breakdown, thinning, erosion, ulceration/perforation).
Formerly known under the brand name Bromday.
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