Nepafenac

 
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What is/are Nepafenac?

Nepafenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), usually sold as a prescription eye drop (0.1% solution. Nepafenac is manufactured by Alcon as Nevanac. It is used to treat pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.

The usual dose is 1 drop in each affected eye beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. Its side effects may include decreased visual acuity, a feeling that something is in the eye, increased eye pressure or a sticky sensation, as well as other effects.

Adverse effects

  •     Vision problems;
  •     Crusting or drainage of your eyes;
  •     Swollen eyelids; or
  •     Severe eye pain.

Other common nepafenac side effects may be more likely to occur (some are effects of cataract surgery and not side effects of the medication):

  •     Dry or sticky feeling in the eye;
  •     Feeling like something is in your eye;
  •     Eye redness;
  •     Itching or watering of the eye;
  •     Increased sensitivity to light;
  •     Headache;
  •     Nausea, vomiting; or
  •     Stuffy nose.

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