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User Reviews for Nepafenac ophthalmic to treat Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

Also known as: Ilevro, Nevanac

Nepafenac ophthalmic has an average rating of 5.4 out of 10 from a total of 10 ratings for the treatment of Postoperative Ocular Inflammation. 30% of those users who reviewed Nepafenac ophthalmic reported a positive effect, while 50% reported a negative effect.

Nepafenac ophthalmic Rating Summary

5.4/10 average rating

10 ratings from 9 user reviews.

Compare all 35 medications used in the treatment of Postoperative Ocular Inflammation.

MSA May 4, 2021

“The dropper bottle is a ridiculous design. Cannot be used as shown in the information. I couldn't do it one-handed (as suggested) and neither could my husband, with two hands. The bottle is a bad design, far too stiff to allow one drop to be dispensed with a little pressure on the bottle. The medicine might be good, but if you can't get it into your eye, then it is a FAIL!”

2 / 10
Molly · Taken for less than 1 month November 12, 2020

Ilevro (nepafenac): “Ilevro was prescribed for pre and post-op cataract surgery. The manufacturer should look at the design of the bottle and the amount of fluid is only sufficient for 3 to 4 drops. Very hard to squeeze a drop out.”

2 / 10
perigrin88 · Taken for less than 1 month January 13, 2020

Ilevro (nepafenac): “They must have bad manufacturing QC. I have the same problem as Juju B. My surgeon instructed me to use Ilevro for 3 days before surgery (cataract + vitrectomy), but I only got 2 drops out of the bottle. Cost $358. Lot number ending in 302410F. It's Sunday evening, so I can't get a substitute, and surgery is tomorrow I had to spend ANOTHER $358 to get another bottle (looks like the same lot as JuJu B - 302409F) just to get the third drop in this evening. And this bottle also appears to be practically empty right when I open the protective packaging. And I haven't even had the surgery yet! Manufacturing QC needs serious attention. I will request something else to use after tomorrow's surgery.”

3 / 10
Dc · Taken for 1 to 6 months November 28, 2018

Ilevro (nepafenac): “I am using the 0.3% .8ml bottle which should have 15 or more drops. On my 3rd bottle and I can't squeeze more than 7 drops out if each bottle....even with a set of pliers. Who else has this issue. At $308.99 per bottle that's over $45.00 a drop.”

7 / 10
BMR777 May 4, 2016

Ilevro (nepafenac): “My doctor prescribed Ilevro for me for my inflamed, dry eyes. The first day or two I took this it seemed to work, but then my eyes started to get even more dry and inflamed. One of the possible side effects is dry eye. I also started to see flashes of light in my eyes and thought I was having a retinal detachment. Vitreous detachment is one of the possible side effects of this medicine, which can lead to a retinal detachment.”

1 / 10
Juju B July 20, 2019

Ilevro (nepafenac): “I’m post cataract surgery 3 days. I’m on 3 different types of eye drops. One is an antibiotic, and two are anti-inflammatories. Ilevro was the most expensive. I’m to instil 1 drop per day for 5 weeks. That’s 35 drops I’m to get out of this 1.7 mL bottle. I paid $136.23 with insurance. The bottle hardly made a sound when I shook it. My doctor instilled the first drop, and yesterday I don’t even know if I even got a full drop. I went to the pharmacy yesterday, but it was too late to get a hold of the manufacturer. I called them this morning. I got another bottle, which is a good thing, since I had to ring out the bottle to get the drop this morning. I have no idea if I will be able to get another drop out of that bottle tomorrow, but I at least have a 2nd bottle. I am just wondering if anyone else has had the same issue with Lot #302409F, which expires July 2020? Unfortunately this new bottle is from the same lot. It too barely makes a sound when you shake it. Was this an error in the production?”

9 / 10
Halekoka · Taken for less than 1 month September 5, 2017

Ilevro (nepafenac): “ The drop feels like it's gluing my top lid to my eye. It's relieved with tears a few minutes later. My vision with my new intraocular implant varies from clear to blurry. I have had nausea which required medication from my pharmacist. And, I have dizziness which I first thought was a mild ear infection that caused vertigo until I learned that Ilevro can cause dizziness. I wish there was an alternative medication - I have to use Ilevro for two months and I'm only starting week two.”

Fair Elaine · Taken for 1 to 6 months December 6, 2018

Ilevro (nepafenac): “Honestly, it doesn’t feel any different from regular eye drops. On them for one week so far and no problems. My surgical eye is doing well. Next week I have my other eye done. I will be on them one month each for each eye.”

10 / 10
Ron · Taken for less than 1 month November 29, 2019

Ilevro (nepafenac): “Do any one of you, geniuses at Novartis who developed the eye drop Ilevro small container tried to use it? Just squeeze it. Impossible! What's your excuse?”

3 / 10
4 day user · Taken for less than 1 month December 23, 2015

Ilevro (nepafenac): “Side effects were - dramatic chest pains, elevated BP ( 225/95), felt like terrible gas discomfort, difficult breathing.”

post cataract surgery bilatera · Taken for less than 1 month August 11, 2015

Nevanac (nepafenac): “I have migraines and vertigo. This medicine helped my inflammation after surgery. However I had 3 days of vertigo and headaches. The dr. stopped the med and Everything came back to normal.”

7 / 10
Mike S. · Taken for less than 1 month June 28, 2016

Ilevro (nepafenac): “My eyes felt better FAST. My pain went away quickly after my surgery.”

10 / 10

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