The active ingredient of the drug is Nepafenac Opthalmic. The medicine is mainly used to reduce swelling or pain in the eye.
Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension is a pain relieving medicine. It is used for treatment of pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.
Always wash your hands before using Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension. Use only the number of drops that your doctor has prescribed and wait for about five minutes between each drop.
If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the drops and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back in. You should not touch the tip of the dropper or bottle. This may lead to infection.
Use of the medicine may cause decreased vision, foreign body sensation in the eyes, increased intraocular pressure, and watery eyes. These are usually temporary and resolve with time.
However, if they persist or get worse, you should let your doctor know. Your doctor may be able to suggest ways of preventing or reducing the symptoms.
Before using this medicine, you should tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. You should also tell your doctor if you have any other medical conditions or disorders. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult with their doctors before using the medicine.
USES OF THE DRUG:
Nevanac Opthalmic is a NSAID, which relieves inflammation and pain in the eyes.
Apply this medication to the operated eye(s) as directed by your doctor. The instructions for use depend on the strength of the eye drops prescribed. Follow your doctor’s instructions.
If you are using nepafenac 0.1% eye drops, apply it usually 3 times daily starting 1 day before surgery, and continue use on the day of surgery and for 2 weeks after surgery, or as directed by your doctor.
If you are using nepafenac 0.3% eye drops, apply it usually once daily starting 1 day before surgery, and continue use on the day of surgery and for 2 weeks after surgery, or as directed by your doctor. Your doctor may also instruct you to apply an additional drop one-half hour to 2 hours before surgery.
To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. Shake the bottle well before each dose. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.
This medication should not be used while wearing contact lenses. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for details.
Tilt your head back, look upward, and gently pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch.
Look downward and gently close your eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed.
Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.
If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.
This medication is usually used for up to 14 days after eye surgery or as directed by your doctor. Do not start using this medication early, use it more often than prescribed, or continue using it for longer than directed by your doctor.
Prolonged use of nepafenac eye drops (more than 2 weeks) may increase the risk of very serious side effects of the eye.
Inform your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
WORKING OF THE DRUG:
The medicine works by reducing inflammation and pain in the eyes post cataract surgery.
The manufacturer of Nevanec Eye Drop 5ml is Intas Pharmaceuticals, India. You can purchase Nevanec Eye Drop 5ml Online also.
DOSAGE FORM AND STRENGTHS:
This drug is available in eye drop form in the following strength:
Nevanec Eye Drop 5ml
USES OF NEVANAC OPTHALMIC SUSPENSION
- Post-operative eye pain and inflammation
BENEFITS OF NEVANAC OPTHALMIC SUSPENSION
In Post-operative eye pain and inflammation
DO NOT TAKE THE DRUG IF YOU:
Are allergic to the main ingredient of the drug or to any other ingredients.
TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF YOU:
Are suffering from dry eye syndrome
Have arthritis, diabetes, hemophilia or any other disease.
Are taking any other medicine
Are allergic to any other medicine
Are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breast feeding your baby
HOW MUCH TO TAKE THE DRUG?
You must take only the prescribed quantity of the drug. The recommended dose depends on several factors such as age, weight, severity of condition, drug interaction and so on. The dose will be prescribed to you after examining you thoroughly.
HOW TO TAKE THE DRUG?
The drug needs to be taken exactly as prescribed your doctor. Wash your hands before applying the medicine. Tilt your head backward, and put the medicine on the affected eye. Do not wear contact lenses while using the medicine. Also close your eyes for few seconds after using the medicine.
FOR HOW LONG TO TAKE IT?
The medicine is to be taken for the entire prescribed period of time and should not be stopped in between as it may lead to adverse effect in the body.
Overdose of the medicine can lead to some side effects. Hence it should be avoided. In case of overdoes of the medicine you must get in touch with your doctor as soon as you can.
In case of missed dose you must take the medicine as soon as you remember provided there is sufficient gap between two doses.
Never double dose to compensate for the missed dose. Taking the dose at the same time each day can prevent one from forgetting to take the medicine.
HOW TO USE NEVANAC OPTHALMIC SUSPENSION
HOW NEVANAC OPTHALMIC SUSPENSION WORKS
SIDE EFFECTS OF NEVANAC EYE DROPS 5ML:
Stinging or burning sensation in your eyes
Swelling or discharge
COMMON DRUG INTERACTIONS:
There are several drugs which may interact with Nepafenac Opthalmic and increase or decrease the working of the medicine.
It is best to tell your doctor about the list of medicines that you are taking currently so that he can check for possible drug interaction. Also tell your doctor about any medicines that you are allergic to.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Do not share the medicine with anyone even if the person is suffering from the same symptoms.
- Use the medicine only for the purpose specified and not for any other purpose.
- Store the medicine in a cool and dry pace away from heat, light and moisture.
- Wash your hands properly before and after use.
- The tip of the bottle should not touch your eye as your eye may get infected.
- Do not wear contact lenses immediately after the medicine is applied. Wait at least for few minutes before putting the contact lenses back.
- Your doctor has prescribed Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension for the relief of post-operative eye pain and inflammation (redness and swelling).
Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
Usually, a 4 to 6-week course may be necessary.
- Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
Notify your doctor if you are on blood thinners or have bleeding problems.
- Use the eye drops within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.