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Bromday Eye Drops (bromfenac)

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Bromday Eye Drops (bromfenac)

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0.09%

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    Description

    Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09% is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory eye drop used to treat inflammation and pain after cataract surgery.

    Directions

    Follow the instructions that come with your Bromday prescription.

    The recommended Bromday dosage is to place one drop into the affected eye(s) one time a day starting on the day before surgery and continuing through the first 2 weeks after surgery.

    To prevent contamination, do not let the tip of the dropper touch any surface. 

    If you use other eye drops, use them 5 minutes apart.

    Ingredients

    The active ingredient in Bromday is bromfenac sodium hydrate. Benzalkonium chloride is added as a preservative. Boric acid, disodium edetate, polysorbate 80, povidone, sodium borate, sodium sulfite anhydrous, and water for injection, USP are the inactive ingredients. In addition, sodium hydroxide is added to balance the pH. 

    Cautions

    • Before starting treatment with Bromday, talk to your doctor about:
      • All the medications you use, including other eye drops
      • Your allergies
      • Your medical history and current health problems
      • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
    • Bromday contains sodium sulfite that can cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to sulfite. These reactions can be asthmatic or life threatening. Seek emergency care immediately if you have trouble breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, rapid heartbeat, or rash. 
    • Healing can be slowed or prolonged with the use of Bromday, especially if used with other topical steroids or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).
    • Caution should be used if you are sensitive to acetylsalicylic acid, phenylacetic acid derivatives, and other NSAIDs as cross-sensitivity reactions can occur.
    • Some NSAIDs can affect blood clotting, resulting in increased bleeding time. Bromday should be used with caution if you have blood clotting disorders or take other medications that can increase bleeding time.
    • Keratitis can occur with the use of Bromday. Some patients may experience epithelial breakdown or thinning, erosion, ulceration, or perforation of the cornea(s) with prolonged use. 
    • Do not wear contact lenses while administering Bromday.

    Side Effects

    Bromday eye drops can make patients feel like they have something in their eye(s). They can also cause conjunctival hyperemia and burning or stinging of the eye(s), eye pain, eye itchiness, eye redness, headache, and swelling or irritation of the colored ring around your pupil.

    Report any side effects that bother you or won't go away to your doctor. 

    Curious about the cost of Bromday eye drops? With a valid prescription from your doctor, you can buy Bromday eye drops at a competitive cost online at Canada Pharmacy.

    Reference:

    Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09%. Irvine, CA: ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; 2010.



    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 12031

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