|US Brand Name||Xibrom|
|Generic Name||Bromfenac Opthalmic Solution|
|Manufacturer||Sun Pharma, India|
|Pharmaceutical Form||Eye Drop/s|
MEGABROM eye drops
are used for treating pain, swelling or redness of eyes. This medicine is used
to treat postoperative inflammation that usually occurs after a surgery and it
also works in reducing ocular pain in patients.
How it works?
MEGABROM eye drops
works by blocking the effects of certain medicines or conditions that cause
swelling of the eye lid and pain. This medicine is prescribed to the patients
after cataract surgery to reduce eyelid inflammation and reduce that excessive
fluid on the lid area.
Important information about Medicine
Bromofenac is a nonsteroidal
anti inflammatory drug used to treat swelling of eyelids, redness, eye
discharge and excessive tear production.
Prescribed dosage is
of one drop daily in both the eyes for two weeks starting immediately after the
surgery. Patients need to follow the dosage instructions carefully and maintain
proper hygiene when administering the dose.
available in the strength of 5ml
What if you miss a dose?
If you miss the dose
you can take in when you remember, make sure that you do not take the missed
dose if the time to next dose is close.
What if you overdose?
Multiple doses can
cause irritation of eyes and can even cause severe itching and pain in the
eyes, thus the patients should not alter the prescribed dosage in any case.
Things to be taken care of
MEGABROM is a
prescription only medicine and needs to be used only when instructed by the
doctor. This medicine should not be taken by the ones who are allergic to its
components or the ones suffering from asthma, diabetes, dry eye syndrome or any
bleeding disorders. If allergic to aspirin or sulfa inform your doctor about
this before you start using MEGABROM. In case you are pregnant or trying to
conceive tell this to your doctor.
Although no major
side effects have been reported, the mild and moderate ones that could bother
some patients are:
• blurred vision
• burning sensation in eyes
• redness in the eyes
• discharge from the eyes
• increased sensitivity to light
• bleeding within the eyes
None of these symptoms should be taken lightly and the doctor needs to be notified immediately so that these could be controlled and treated.
Interaction with other drugs
Intake of MEGABROM with analgesic creams and eye drops could lead to bleeding and clotting. Using it with the intake of Warfarin increases the risk of bleeding. Avoid taking any antiplatelet medicine such as clopidogrel with these eye drops. The interactions can vary from one medicine to another, thus avoid starting any new medicine with MEGABROM. In case, you are taking any medicine notify your doctor about the same to prevent any interactions from occurring.