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Medications and Drugs

Brand Names: Xibrom

Generic Name: bromfenac (ophthalmic) (Pronunciation: BROM fen ak)

What is bromfenac ophthalmic (Xibrom)?

Bromfenac ophthalmic is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Bromfenac ophthalmic is used to treat swelling and pain caused by cataract surgery.

Bromfenac ophthalmic may also be used for other purposes not listed here.

What are the possible side effects of bromfenac ophthalmic (Xibrom)?

Stop using bromfenac ophthalmic and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using bromfenac ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have any change in your vision.

Other less serious side effects are more likely to occur, such as:

  • feeling like something is in your eye;
  • eye pain, itching, or redness; or
  • headache.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about bromfenac ophthalmic

Use this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not use it in larger doses or for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the directions on your prescription label.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

If you miss a dose, use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

Before using bromfenac tell your doctor if you are using a steroid such as prednisone, dexamethasone, or others. You may not be able to use bromfenac ophthalmic or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you think you have used too much medicine, or if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely, and you may have none at all. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or is especially bothersome.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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