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Nevanac Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Nevanac (nepafenac ophthalmic suspension) 0.1%, Topical Ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to reduce pain and swelling after cataract surgery. It is in a group of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Common side effects include temporary stinging or burning in your eyes for 1-2 minutes when applied. Eye redness and headache may also occur.
The recommended dose of Nevanac is one drop applied to the affected eye three times daily beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. Before using Nevanac, tell your doctor if you also use any steroid medication, including steroids eye drops. Other drugs may interact with Nevanac. Tell your doctor about all your prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. During pregnancy, Nevanac should be used only when prescribed during the first 6 months. Avoid use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to the possible harm to a fetus. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Our Nevanac (nepafenac ophthalmic suspension) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Nevanac in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult 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.
Other common 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 eye;
- increased sensitivity to light;
- nausea, vomiting; or
- stuffy nose.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nevanac (Nepafenac Ophthalmic Suspension) »
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Nevanac Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye swelling, eye discharge/extreme watering.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: vision changes, eye pain.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Nevanac (Nepafenac Ophthalmic Suspension)»
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Nevanac FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
Because clinical studies are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical studies of a drug cannot be directly compared to the rates in the clinical studies of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
Ocular Adverse Reactions
The most frequently reported ocular adverse reactions following cataract surgery were capsular opacity, decreased visual acuity, foreign body sensation, increased intraocular pressure, and sticky sensation. These reactions occurred in approximately 5 to 10% of patients.
Other ocular adverse reactions occurring at an incidence of approximately 1 to 5% included conjunctival edema, corneal edema, dry eye, lid margin crusting, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, photophobia, tearing and vitreous detachment.
Some of these reactions may be the consequence of the cataract surgical procedure.
Non-Ocular Adverse Reactions
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nevanac (Nepafenac Ophthalmic Suspension) »
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