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Nevanac

NEVANAC®
(nepafenac ophthalmic suspension) 0.1%, Topical Ophthalmic

Nevanac

DRUG DESCRIPTION

NEVANAC® (nepafenac ophthalmic suspension) 0.1% is a sterile, topical, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) prodrug for ophthalmic use. Each mL of NEVANAC® suspension contains 1 mg of nepafenac. Nepafenac is designated chemically as 2-amino-3-benzoylbenzeneacetamide with an empirical formula of C15H14N2O2. The structural formula of nepafenac is:

NEVANAC®
  (nepafenac) Structural Formula Illustration

Nepafenac is a yellow crystalline powder. The molecular weight of nepafenac is 254.28. NEVANAC®ophthalmic suspension is supplied as a sterile, aqueous 0.1% suspension with a pH approximately of 7.4.

The osmolality of NEVANAC®ophthalmic suspension is approximately 305 mOsmol/kg.

Each mL of NEVANAC® contains: Active: nepafenac 0.1% Inactives: mannitol, carbomer 974P, sodium chloride, tyloxapol, edetate disodium, benzalkonium chloride 0.005% (preservative), sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid to adjust pH and purified water, USP.

What are the possible side effects of nepafenac ophthalmic (Nevanac)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have vision problems, crusting or drainage of your eyes, swollen eyelids, or severe eye pain.

Less serious side effects may be more likely to occur (some are effects of cataract surgery and not side effects of the medication):

  • dry or sticky feeling in the eye;
  • feeling like something is in your eye;
  • eye redness;
  • itching or watering of the...

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What are the precautions when taking nepafenac ophthalmic suspension (Nevanac)?

Before using nepafenac, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to aspirin, or to other NSAIDs (e.g., ibuprofen, celecoxib); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs).

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: bleeding problems, previous eye...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 7/29/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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