Nevanac

Generic Name: Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension

  • What is Nevanac?

    Nevanac is an ophthalmic suspension used to treat pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Nevanac?

    Nevanac, like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may delay the healing process, or even increase bleeding.

    Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Nevanac for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.

    Using Nevanac more than 24 hours before surgery or for more than 14 days after surgery may increase your risk of side effects, some of which may be serious.

    Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Nevanac. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions and check with your doctor before using them.

  • Who should not take Nevanac?

    Do not take Nevanac if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you have an allergy to other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Nevanac?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking to avoid a potential interaction with Nevanac. Also, discuss your complete medical history with your doctor, especially if you have had a severe allergic reaction to aspirin or phenylacetic acid, bleeding problems, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, or if have had repeated eye surgery within a short period of time.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    The usual dose of Nevanac is one drop in the affected eye(s), 3 times per day. Treatment with Nevanac should begin the day before cataract surgery and be continued until 2 weeks after surgery.

  • How should I take Nevanac?

    Shake the bottle well before each use. Wash your hands. Tilt your head back. Using your index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Remove excess medicine around your eye with a clean tissue, taking care not to touch your eye.

    If more than one topical ophthalmic medication is being used, the medicines must be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

  • What should I avoid while taking Nevanac?

    Do not wear contact lenses while you are using Nevanac. Sterilize contact lenses according to manufacturer's directions and check with your doctor before using them.

    Do not exceed the recommended dose or use Nevanac for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.

    Do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including your eye, to avoid contaminating the medicine.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Nevanac?

    If Nevanac is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Nevanac may be used with other ophthalmic medicines; talk to your doctor about the medications you are on to make sure they are compatible with Nevanac. Tell your doctor if you are currently or have used anticoagulants (such as warfarin) in the past.
  • What are the possible side effects of Nevanac?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: crusting of the eye lid, headache, high blood pressure, light sensitivity, nausea, pain in the eye, sinus infection, sticky sensation in the eye, tearing, vomiting, dry eye

  • Can I receive Nevanac if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Nevanac during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Talk with your doctor before taking this drug if you are pregnant, plant o become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Nevanac?

    Take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Never take 2 doses at the same time.
  • How should I store Nevanac?

    Store Nevanac in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Nevanac out of the reach of children.