Some general considerations to keep in mind when using this medicine include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used once or twice a day, depending on the particular bromfenac product used.
- Typically, you will begin using the eye drops the day before your surgery and continue using them for 14 days after your surgery.
- You may not be able to wear contacts while using this medication.
- To prevent contamination with bacteria, avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including your eye.
- If you are using other eye drop medicines, make sure to wait at least five minutes between using bromfenac and the other eye drop medication.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed. Using more drops than prescribed, or using the medication for longer than prescribed, will not make it work better and may cause side effects.
The dose of bromfenac your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on the particular bromfenac product you have been prescribed. As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Bromfenac Dosage for more information.)
Bromfenac can potentially react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Bromfenac).
An overdose with this medication is not expected to be particularly dangerous. However, as with any medicine, it is important to seek immediate medical attention if you happen to take too much bromfenac.
(Click Bromfenac Overdose for more information.)