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Ocufen Side Effects

Generic Name: flurbiprofen ophthalmic

Note: This document contains side effect information about flurbiprofen ophthalmic. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ocufen.

For the Consumer

Applies to flurbiprofen ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, flurbiprofen ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Ocufen) 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 flurbiprofen ophthalmic:

Incidence Not Known

  • Eye irritation or redness
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • red or bloodshot eye

Some side effects of flurbiprofen 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:

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. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." O 0

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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