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What is Ocufen /Flurbiprofen used for?

Ocufen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug that is commonly used before ocular surgery to ensure that the pupil does not decrease in size during the procedure. Ocufen works in a similar way to other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, by blocking chemical substances in the body that cause pain and inflammation in order to prohibit the pupil from changing size during surgery.

How should Ocufen /Flurbiprofen be stored?

Though Ocufen droplets are usually administered in a hospital setting before surgery, your doctor may also advise you to use them at home. In this case, store Ocufen eye drops at room temperature in an area that is protected from heat and moisture. Ensure

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Ocufen/Flurbiprofen ?

Ocufen is a prescription medication that is generally administered in a hospital setting. If you are required to take Ocufen at home, follow the directions on your prescription. If the directions on your prescription are unclear, contact your health care provider for more information before you begin taking Ocufen eye drops. Before using Ocufen eye drops, wash your hands. Ensure that the tip of the dropper does not come into contact with any surfaces, including the surface of your eye. If your eye dropper comes into contact with another substance or if there are particles floating in the eye drop solution, your eye drops may be contaminated and it is recommended that you phone your doctor or surgeon for further instruction.

When should Ocufen /Flurbiprofen not be taken?

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients in this medication, do not take Ocufen.

What precautions should I follow when taking Ocufen /Flurbiprofen ?

Before taking Ocufen, it is important to outline any drug allergies, bleeding disorders or blood clotting disorders that you might have in order to assess whether it is safe for you to take this medication. If you are taking any other medications, especially blood thinning medications, notify your doctor before you start taking Ocufen. If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant, discuss this with your doctor, as Ocufen may be harmful to an unborn child.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Ocufen /Flurbiprofen ?

After receiving Ocufen eye drops do not wear any contact lenses without the approval of your doctor. Using any other eye medications is not recommended without the advice of a doctor.

When should Ocufen /Flurbiprofen not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: eye pain, redness in the eye, vision changes, or severe burning, itching or stinging sensation in your eyes.

Less Serious and More Common Side Effects: mild stinging, burning or itching sensation in your eyes.