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

Along with its needed effects, nepafenac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Nevanac) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking nepafenac ophthalmic:

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 side effects of nepafenac ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions 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 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 side effects have included hypertension in 1% to 4% of patients.


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


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


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

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