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Ocufen

Ocufen

Ocufen Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Ocufen (flurbiprofen sodium) is used to prevent the pupil from constricting, or narrowing, during eye surgery. It is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include stinging/burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes when this medication is applied.

The dose of Ocufen is a total of four (4) drops administered by instilling one (1) drop approximately every 1/2 hour beginning 2 hours before surgery. Ocufen may interact with blood thinners. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. During pregnancy, Ocufen should be used only when prescribed during the first 6 months. It is not recommended for use during the last 3 months of pregnancy due to possible harm to a fetus. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Our Ocufen (flurbiprofen sodium) 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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Ocufen in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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 a serious side effect such as:

  • eye pain or redness;
  • vision changes; or
  • severe burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes.

Less serious side effects may include mild burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes.

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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Ocufen (Flurbiprofen Sodium Ophthalmic Solution) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Ocufen Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Stinging/burning of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes may occur when you apply this medication. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

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 rare but serious side effects occur: eye pain, decreased vision, bleeding in the eye (increased redness in the eye).

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, seek immediate medical attention if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: 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 Ocufen (Flurbiprofen Sodium Ophthalmic Solution)»

What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Ocufen FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Transient burning and stinging upon instillation and other minor symptoms of ocular irritation have been reported with the use of OCUFEN® ophthalmic solution. Other adverse reactions reported with the use of OCUFEN® ophthalmic solution include: fibrosis, hyphema, miosis, mydriasis, and ocular hyperemia.

Increased bleeding tendency of ocular tissues in conjunction with ocular surgery has also been reported (see WARNINGS).

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Ocufen (Flurbiprofen Sodium Ophthalmic Solution) »

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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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