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.
- 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;
- Nausea, vomiting; or
- Stuffy nose.
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