Xibrom

Generic Name: Bromfenac

  • What is Xibrom?

    Xibrom is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory ophthalmic solution used to treat the inflammation and pain that occurs after cataracts surgery.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Xibrom?

    Xibrom, like other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), may increase the amount of time needed for the eye to heal. It also may increase ocular bleeding (bleeding in the eye).

    Long-term use of Xibrom or any topical NSAIDs can cause irritation or damage to the cornea.

  • Who should not take Xibrom?

    Do not use Xibrom if you are allergic to any of its ingredients, such as sulfites and NSAIDs.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Xibrom?

    Mention all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Xibrom. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have diabetes or problems with your eyes that have resulted in surgery.
  • 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.

    Adults: One drop of Xibrom should be put into the affected eye(s) 2 times per day, beginning 24 hours after cataract surgery. Treatment with Xibrom should continue for 2 weeks after surgery.

  • How should I take Xibrom?

    Squeeze one drop of Xibrom solution into the affected eye(s) twice daily.
  • What should I avoid while taking Xibrom?

    Avoid using Xibrom while wearing contact lenses.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Xibrom?

    If Xibrom is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Xibrom with topical steroids.
  • What are the possible side effects of Xibrom?

    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: headache, irritation, itchiness, pain, redness of the eye

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

    The effects of Xibrom during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Xibrom?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not double the dose.
  • How should I store Xibrom?

    Store at room temperature.