bromfenac (ophthalmic) (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bromfenac ophthalmic (Bromday, Xibrom)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bromfenac.
To make sure you can safely use bromfenac ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether bromfenac ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether bromfenac ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use bromfenac ophthalmic (Bromday, Xibrom)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses.
The Bromday brand of bromfenac ophthalmic is usually given as 1 drop in each affected eye once daily for 14 days. You will use the first dose 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. You will use the first dose 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.
Wash your hands before using eye medication.
To apply the eye drops:
Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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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