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Ocufen Side Effects

Generic Name: flurbiprofen ophthalmic

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

For the Consumer

Applies to flurbiprofen ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

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

Major Side Effects

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

Incidence not known:
  • Eye irritation or redness
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • red or bloodshot eye

Minor Side Effects

Some flurbiprofen 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:

Incidence not known:
  • Stinging or burning of the eye when medicine is applied

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to flurbiprofen ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

General

The most commonly reported side effects were eye irritation, eye pain, and hyphema.[Ref]

Ocular

Very common (10% or more): Eye irritation, eye pain, hyphema
Frequency not reported: Transient burning/stinging upon instillation, fibrosis, miosis, increased bleeding tendency of ocular tissues in conjunction with ocular surgery
Postmarketing reports: Eye hemorrhage, mydriasis (prolonged mydriasis), ocular hyperemia[Ref]

Hypersensitivity

Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Ocufen Liquifilm (flurbiprofen)." Allergan Inc, Irvine, CA.

2. Cerner Multum, Inc. "Australian Product Information." O 0

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

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

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