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Nepafenac Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.1%0.3%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

0.1% suspension: 1 drop should be applied to the affected eye 3 times per day beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period

0.3% suspension: 1 drop should be applied to the affected eye once a day beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period; an additional drop should be administered 30 to 120 minutes prior to surgery

Comments:
-This drug may be administered in conjunction with other topical ophthalmic drugs such as beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, alpha-agonists, cycloplegics, and mydriatics.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, these drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery

Usual Pediatric Dose for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

10 years or older:
0.1% suspension: 1 drop should be applied to the affected eye 3 times per day beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period

0.3% suspension: 1 drop should be applied to the affected eye once a day beginning 1 day prior to cataract surgery, continued on the day of surgery and through the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period; an additional drop should be administered 30 to 120 minutes prior to surgery

Comments:
-This drug may be administered in conjunction with other topical ophthalmic drugs such as beta-blockers, carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, alpha-agonists, cycloplegics, and mydriatics.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, these drugs should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use: Treatment of pain and inflammation associated with cataract surgery

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 10 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Administration advice:
-This drug should not be injected.

Patient advice:
-Patients should be instructed not to swallow this drug.
-Patients should be instructed to avoid sunlight during treatment.
-Care should be taken not to touch the eyelids, surrounding areas or other surfaces with the dropper tip of the bottle.
-Patients should be instructed to shake the bottle well before use.

Storage requirements:
-Protect from light
-Bottle should be kept tightly closed when not in use.

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