flurbiprofen ophthalmic (cont.)
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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before I receive flurbiprofen ophthalmic (Ocufen)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to flurbiprofen.
To make sure you can safely use flurbiprofen ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether flurbiprofen 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 flurbiprofen ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use flurbiprofen ophthalmic (Ocufen)?
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.
Flurbiprofen ophthalmic is usually given every 30 minutes beginning 2 hours before your surgery. If you receive this medication at the surgery center, the eye drops will be given by a healthcare professional.
If you have been given the medication to start using your drops at home on the day of your surgery, follow the instructions below.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
If you use this medication at home, try not to miss any doses.
If you store the drops at home, keep them at room temperature away from heat and moisture. 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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