Ocufen

Last updated on RxList: 7/31/2017
Ocufen Side Effects Center

Last reviewed on RxList 7/31/2017

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

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.

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Ocufen Consumer Information

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

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • eye pain or redness;
  • an appearance of blood inside your eye;
  • vision changes (your eyes may be more sensitive to light); or
  • severe burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes.

Common side effects may include:

  • mild burning or stinging; or
  • blurred or hazy vision.

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)

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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)

© Ocufen Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Ocufen Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

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