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Nevanac Side Effects

Generic Name: nepafenac ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug nepafenac ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Nevanac.

It is possible that some side effects of Nevanac may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

For the Consumer

Applies to nepafenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

As well as its needed effects, nepafenac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Nevanac) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

If any of the following side effects occur while taking nepafenac ophthalmic, check with your doctor immediately:

More common
  • Blurred vision
  • change in vision
  • decrease in vision
  • loss of vision
Less common
  • Eye pain
  • itching of the eye
  • swelling and/or redness of the eye and lining of the eyelid

Some nepafenac ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned about them:

More common
  • Feeling of having something in the eye
  • sticky sensation of the eyelids
Less common
  • Change in color vision
  • cough
  • crusting in the corner of the eye
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • dizziness
  • dry eyes
  • fever
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight
  • nausea or vomiting
  • nervousness
  • pounding in the ears
  • seeing flashes or sparks of light
  • seeing floating spots before the eyes, or a veil or curtain appearing across part of vision
  • shortness of breath or troubled breathing
  • slow or fast heartbeat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • tenderness around the eyes and cheekbones
  • tightness of the chest or wheezing

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to nepafenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with administration following cataract surgery have included capsular opacity, decreased visual acuity, foreign body sensation, increased intraocular pressure, and sticky sensation in 5% to 10% of patients. Conjunctival edema, corneal edema, dry eye, lid margin crusting, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, photophobia, tearing and vitreous detachment have been reported in 1% to 5% of patients. These effects may be a result of the cataract surgical procedure.

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension in 1% to 4% of patients.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting in 1% to 4% of patients.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included sinusitis in 1% to 4% of patients.

Other

Other side effects have included headache in 1% to 4% of patients.

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