Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml

 123.19

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Drug Strength: 0.03
Drug Form : Eye Drops
Pack Size : 5 ml
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Ocufen Eye Drops contains Flurbiprofen, Eye | belongs to NSAID

SKU: pg_16676_23123 Category:

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    How it works

    Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml

    • Abdominal pain
    • Constipation
    • Rash
    • Difficulty or painful urination
    • Nausea rare
    • Bleeding gums rare
    • Eye irritation
    • Eye pain rare
    • Burning and stinging of eye
    • Increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
    • A reddish tinged eye rare

    Uses of Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Osteoarthritis

      The oral form of this medicine is used to relieve symptoms such as tender and painful joints associated with osteoarthritis.

    • Rheumatoid Arthritis

      The oral form of this medicine is used to relieve symptoms such as swelling, pain, and stiffness of joints associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

    • Intraoperative Miosis

      The ophthalmic form of this medicine is used for the inhibition of the intraoperative miosis (constriction of the pupil during the surgical procedure) and also to treat the symptoms such as eye pain, redness, swelling, etc. associated with cataract surgery.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      Ophthalmic form: The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established. Oral form: The effect of this medicine can be observed within 1 to 2 hours of administration of the dose.

    • Duration of Effect

      Ophthalmic form: The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established. Oral form: The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit-forming tendencies were reported.

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/taking this medicine.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml , any other NSAIDs, or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.

    • Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery (CABG)

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients planning to undergo a coronary artery bypass surgery or patients with a recent heart surgery due to the increased risk of severe adverse reactions.

    • NSAID-induced asthma

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a history of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) induced or aspirin-induced asthma due to the increased risk of a recurrent asthma attack.

    • Severe heart failure

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe heart failure due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

    • Severe renal impairment

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe kidney impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

    • Severe Hepatic impairment

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with severe liver impairment due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/taking this medicine.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using/taking this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition.

    General Warnings
    • Heart disease

      The oral form of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects on the heart, especially after prolonged use. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Kidney impairment

      The oral form of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate kidney impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of the kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Liver impairment

      The oral form of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with mild to moderate liver impairment due to the increased risk of adverse effects. You may require a dose adjustment and more frequent monitoring of the liver function is necessary while receiving this medicine. Replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • Increased bleeding time

      This medicine should be used with caution in patients with a known history of bleeding disorders due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor immediately. Close monitoring of bleeding time, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Herpes simplex keratitis

      The ophthalmic form of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with herpes simplex keratitis due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of the clinical condition, appropriate corrective measures, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Corneal reactions

      Prolonged use of an ophthalmic form of this medicine may result in keratitis, epithelial breakdown, corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration, or corneal perforation in some patients. Appropriate corrective measures or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    • Driving or operating machinery

      Use of this medicine may cause blurred vision or dizziness in some patients. It is advised that you do not perform any activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery if you experience any of these symptoms during treatment with this medicine.

    • Contact lens

      Your doctor may ask you to stop the usage of contact lenses for up to a few days prior to the surgery and for up to a few days to a few months post-surgery depending on the type of eye surgery performed. If you are able to use contact lenses post-surgery, they should be removed prior to the administration of the eye drops. You are advised to wait for at least 10 to 15 minutes post administration of the eye drops before re-inserting the lenses.

    • Contamination

      Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface since this may lead to contamination by bacteria. Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.

    • Skin rash

      The oral form of this medicine may cause fatal skin allergies without any warnings in some patients. Signs and symptoms such as rashes, hives, fever, or other allergic symptoms should be reported to the doctor without any delay. Appropriate corrective measures, dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      Oral form: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose. Ophthalmic form: Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. It is advisable to skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not instill a double dose to make up for the missed one. If it is used during a surgical procedure, the likelihood of missing a dose is very less.

    • Overdose

      Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Leflunomide severe
    • Warfarin severe
    • Prednisolone Ophthalmic moderate
    • Rimexolone Ophthalmic moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known history of NSAID-induced asthma due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Replacement with a suitable alternative should be done under your doctor's supervision.

    • severe

      The oral form of this medicine may cause fluid retention in some patients. Close monitoring of blood pressure, electrolyte levels, and heart function may be required based on the clinical condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary in some cases based on the clinical condition.

    • severe

      The oral form of this medicine may cause damage to the stomach, intestines, liver, etc., especially on prolonged use. Report any symptoms such as chronic indigestion, blood in stool or vomit, etc. to the doctor immediately. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition.

    • moderate

      The oral form of this medicine should be used with caution in patients with or predisposed to anemia due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required based on the clinical condition of the patient.

    General Instructions

    Oral form: Take this medicine exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities than recommended. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. Ophthalmic form: Use this medicine exactly as prescribed. Do not administer in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor. If this medicine is used during surgeries, it is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional.

    References

    Additional Information>

    what are the adverse effects of Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml?

    Transient burning, ocular irritation, may delay wound healing.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml?

    Adults & Children: Inhibition of intra-operative miosis: 1 drop every 30 min, beginning 2 hr prior to surgery (total 4 drops in each affected eye).

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Ocufen 0.03% Eye Drops 5 ml. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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