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Bromday Side Effects

Generic Name: bromfenac ophthalmic

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of bromfenac ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Bromday.

For the Consumer

Applies to bromfenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by bromfenac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Bromday). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking bromfenac ophthalmic:

More common:
  • Blurred vision
  • change in color vision
  • decreased vision or other changes in vision
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • eye pain
  • red, sore eyes
  • sensitivity to light
  • tearing

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with bromfenac ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Abnormal sensation in the eye
  • burning or stinging of the eye
  • feeling of having something in the eye
  • headache
  • itching of the eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bromfenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


Common (1% to 10%): Anterior chamber inflammation, foreign body sensation in eye, vitreous floaters, iritis, eye pain, ocular hypertension, photophobia, blurred vision
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Reduced visual acuity, hemorrhagic retinopathy, corneal epithelium defect, corneal erosion, corneal epithelium disorder, corneal edema, retinal exudates, eyelid bleeding, eyelid edema, eye discharge, eye pruritus, eye irritation, eye redness, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular discomfort
Rare (less than 0.1%): Corneal perforation, corneal ulcer, corneal erosion, scleromalacia, corneal infiltrates, corneal disorder, corneal scar[Ref]


The most frequently reported side effects were foreign body sensation in eye, anterior chamber inflammation, headache, vitreous floaters, iritis, eye pain, photophobia, blurred vision, and ocular hypertension.[Ref]

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Face swelling[Ref]


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Epistaxis, cough, nasal sinus drainage
Rare (less than 0.1%): Asthma[Ref]


1. "Product Information. BromSite (bromfenac ophthalmic)." Sun Pharmaceutical Industries, Cranbury, NJ.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

3. "Product Information. Prolensa (bromfenac ophthalmic)." Bausch and Lomb, Rochester, NY.

4. "Product Information. Xibrom (bromfenac ophthalmic)." ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Irvine, CA.

Not all side effects for Bromday may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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