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Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Side Effects

Although most people do not experience problems while using flurbiprofen ophthalmic, side effects can still occur. The most common problems are redness, burning, and irritation of the eye. Other reactions include stinging, bleeding, and scarring of the eye. In most cases, side effects are minor; however, contact your healthcare provider immediately if you develop serious problems, such as severe eye pain, hives, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic

Just like any medicine, flurbiprofen ophthalmic (Ocufen®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
 
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with flurbiprofen ophthalmic. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
 

Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Side Effects to Report

Some side effects of flurbiprofen ophthalmic are potentially serious and should be reported to your healthcare provider right away. These potential reactions include but are not limited to:
 
  • Severe or prolonged burning, stinging, redness, or irritation in the eye
  • Decreased or blurred vision
  • Easy bruising or bleeding
  • Unexplained eye pain
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.
 

Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Solution Information

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