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Nepacin Eye Drop

Manufacturer: Optho Remedies Pvt Ltd
Medicine composition: Nepafenac
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Nepacin Eye Drop belongs to the class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. It works by blocking a certain natural substance called prostaglandins in the body that causes swelling and pain. It is used to treat pain, irritation, redness and inflammation associated with cataract surgery.

On application, this medication may temporarily burn or string your eyes for the next 1-2 minutes. Eye redness and headache may also occur. If more serious side effects like eye swelling, vision changes, eye pain, eye discharge or extreme watering occur then call for medical help immediately.

To ensure this medication is safe for you inform your doctor if you have bleeding problems, diabetes, previous eye surgery, other eye problems, rheumatoid arthritis, nasal polyps or asthma. Also inform your doctor if you are taking any anti-platelet medications, corticosteroid drugs, blood thinners or other eye medications.

The usual dose of Nepacin Eye Drop recommended is one drop, thrice a day, in each affected eye. Treatment with this medicine begins one day before the cataract surgery, continues on the day of surgery and lasts for the first two weeks of the postoperative period.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    No interaction found
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Nepacin Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Nepacin Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no interaction between driving and consuming this drug. So dose alteration is not needed.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Nepacin Eye Drop , and hence can be used as its substitute.

Nepacin Eye Drop is an NSAID that is used to reduce inflammation in cataract surgery by inhibiting synthesis of prostaglandin. After entering the body it converts to amfenac which is an inhibitor for COX 1 AND COX 2 enzymes.

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