Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Bromday, Xibrom
Generic Name: bromfenac (ophthalmic) (Pronunciation: BROM fen ak)
What is bromfenac ophthalmic (Bromday, Xibrom)?
Bromfenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).
Bromfenac ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat swelling and pain caused by cataract surgery.
Bromfenac ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What are the possible side effects of bromfenac ophthalmic (Bromday, Xibrom)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using bromfenac ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about bromfenac ophthalmic
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bromfenac.
Before using bromfenac ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have asthma, diabetes, arthritis, dry eye syndrome, a bleeding disorder, if you have had more than one eye surgery recently, or if you have an allergy to sulfites, aspirin, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
The Bromday brand of bromfenac ophthalmic is usually given as 1 drop in each affected eye once daily for 14 days, starting 1 day before your surgery. The Xibrom brand of bromfenac ophthalmic is usually given as 1 drop in each affected eye twice daily for 14 days, starting 24 hours after your surgery.
Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully. Do not use this medication for more than the number of days your doctor has recommended. Using a steroid eye drop too long can increase your risk of serious side effects that may damage your vision.
Stop using bromfenac ophthalmic and call your doctor at once if you have any change in your vision, eye redness or bleeding, eye pain or swelling, severe eye discomfort, increased tears, increased sensitivity to light, feeling like something is in your eye, or slow healing after your eye surgery.
Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses.
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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