Nepafenac is a nonsteroidal medicine used to reduce pain & inflammation in the
Uses of Nepafenac
- This medicine reduces swelling of backside of eye after cataract surgery in diabetic patients
- This medicine is used to reduce pain and swelling after cataract surgery
Contraindications of Nepafenac
When should one not use Nepafenac
Do not take Nepafenac if you are allergic to it or other non-steroidal medicine.
Side effects of Nepafenac
Common side effects of this drug are:
- Redness in eyes
- Pain in eyes
Precautions and Warnings of Nepafenac
Can I take Nepafenac during pregnancy?
Use of this medicine during pregnancy should be avoided as it may cause adverse effects on the unborn baby. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Can I take Nepafenac while breastfeeding?
This medicine can pass into breast milk but in very less amount. Chances of any adverse effects in breastfed babies are negligible. Consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Can I drive if I have consumed Nepafenac?
This medicine may cause a blurred vision for a short time. Do not drive unless you feel well.
Can I consume alcohol with Nepafenac?
No significant data available for interaction of alcohol with this medicine.
Other General Warnings
Talk to your doctor if
- You are using any other eye medicine
- You have any other eye disease
- You have rheumatoid arthritis
- You have diabetes
- You have increased risk of bleeding
Mode of Action of Nepafenac
How Does It Work?
It works by preventing the pain & inflammation (redness & swelling) in the eyes by blocking an enzyme called cyclo-oxygenase.
Interactions of Nepafenac
Interactions with other medicines
Warfarin, medicines use in glaucoma, any non-steroidal medicines.
Interactions with food items
No interactions with food for this ophthalmic medicine have been reported.
Dosage of Nepafenac
If you use too much Nepafenac for a long duration, it may result in epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration or corneal perforation. These side effects may lead to blindness. Healing may also slow down. Patients should immediately discontinue use of this medicine and should be monitored closely for corneal health. No toxic effects from accidentally swallowing this medicine have been reported. Consult your doctor if you suspect an overdose....
Missed a Dose
Take the missed dose as early as you remember. Skip the missed dose & do not take extra medicine to compensate for the missed dose.
Dr. Nikita Toshi
BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)
Dr. Ritu Budania
MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What should I discuss with my healthcare expert before taking Nepafenac?
A: You should not use Nepafenac if you are allergic to it. Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any other eye drops or if you have diabetes, dry eye syndrome, arthritis or an active bleeding or blood-clotting disorder such as haemophilia.
Q: By mistake, I put more drops of medicine in my one eye, what should I do?
A: Don't panic; wash your eye with water and do not add more drops until your next dose. Consult a doctor if you have any side effects.
Q: How long can I use one container of eye drops?
A: Eye drop containers should be used maximum for 28 days to prevent bacterial contamination of it. Write down the date of opening the container on the carton.
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