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Xibrom Side Effects

Generic Name: bromfenac ophthalmic

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

For the Consumer

Applies to bromfenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, bromfenac ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Xibrom) 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 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

Some side effects of bromfenac 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:

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

Ocular

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]

General

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]

Other

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

Respiratory

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Epistaxis, cough, nasal sinus drainage

Rare (less than 0.1%): Asthma[Ref]

References

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

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

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

4. Cerner Multum, Inc. "UK Summary of Product Characteristics." 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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