Bromday (Bromfenac sodium)
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Bromfenac sodium Information
(brome' fen ak)
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else; eye drops and droppers must be kept clean.
- While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket.
- Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.
- Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.
- While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.
- Close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes and tip your head down as though looking at the floor. Try not to blink or squeeze your eyelids.
- Place a finger on the tear duct and apply gentle pressure.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- Replace and tighten the cap on the dropper bottle. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip.
- Wash your hands to remove any medication.
Before using bromfenac eye drops,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to bromfenac, aspirin other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), any other medications, sulfite or any of the ingredients in bromfenac eye drops. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin); aspirin or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Midol) and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn);steroid products that are applied in the eyes such as dexamethasone (Maxidex, in Dexasporin, Maxitrol, Tobradex), difluprednate (Durezol), fluorometholone (Flarex, FML), loteprednol (Alrex, Lotemax, Zylet), and prednisolone (Omnipred, Pred Forte, Pred Mild, in Blephamide, Pred-G); (NSAIDs), .
- if you are using another eye drop medication, use the eye medications at least 5 minutes apart.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had diabetes, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), dry eye disease or any eye problem other than cataracts, any condition that causes you to bleed easily, or if you recently had an eye surgery on the same eye that is being operated on .
- tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses. You should remove your contact lenses before instilling bromfenac eye drops and wait at least 10 minutes after using the medication to replace your lenses.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
- You should know that bromfenac eye drops may slow healing of the eye after surgery. Call your doctor right away if your pain and swelling do not improve.
- stinging or burning of the eyes
- red or itchy eyes
- feeling that something is in the eye
- redness or swelling of eyes, lips, tongue, or skin
- rash, hives, or other skin changes
- difficulty breathing or swallowing
- bleeding within the eye
- sensitivity of your eyes to light
- eye pain
- blurry, cloudy, or blocked areas of vision