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Nepafenac

Molecule Description

Nepafenac is a nonsteroidal medicine used to reduce pain & inflammation in the e...
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    Uses
    Contraindications
    Side effects
    Precautions and Warnings
    Mode of Action
    Interactions
    Dosage
    FAQs
    References
uses

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

Contraindications of Nepafenac

When should one not use Nepafenac

Do not take Nepafenac if you are allergic to it or other non-steroidal medicine.
sideEffects

Side effects of Nepafenac

Common side effects of this drug are:

  • Redness in eyes
  • Pain in eyes
precautionsAndWarnings

Precautions and Warnings of Nepafenac

pregnancy

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Nepafenac during pregnancy?
A:
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.
breastfeeding

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Nepafenac while breastfeeding?
A:
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.
driving

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Nepafenac?
A:
This medicine may cause a blurred vision for a short time. Do not drive unless you feel well.
alcohol

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Nepafenac?
A:
No significant data available for interaction of alcohol with this medicine.
otherGeneralWarnings

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
modeOfAction

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

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

Dosage of Nepafenac

Overdose

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 b...
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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.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Nikita Toshi

BDS (Bachelor of Dental Surgery)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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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.
Last Updated on: 05 Oct 2020 | 10:47 PM (IST)

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