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Possible Side Effects

Bromfenac has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects that occurred in people using the medication were carefully recorded. The side effects reported vary slightly among the different bromfenac products, but are generally limited to eye complaints.
Based on clinical studies, the most commonly reported side effects of bromfenac, occurring in 2 percent to 8 percent of people, include:
  • Inflammation of the anterior chamber of the eye (the space behind the cornea and in front of the iris)
  • Feeling like something is in the eye
  • An abnormal sensation in the eye
  • Eye pain or irritation, such as burning or stinging
  • Red or itchy eyes
  • Sensitivity to the light
  • Blurred vision
  • Headache
  • Inflammation of the iris (iritis).
It is worth noting that these side effects were reported when bromfenac was used after cataract surgery. Therefore, it is possible that the eye surgery caused, or at least contributed to, some of the symptoms. 

Final Thoughts

You may experience some or none of the bromfenac side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using bromfenac or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.
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