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Info about Xibrom

Brand Name(s): Xibrom

Generic Name Bromfenac eye solution

What is Bromfenac eye solution?

BROMFENAC (Xibrom®) eye solution is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). Bromfenac eye solution helps relieve eye inflammation after eye surgery. Generic bromfenac eye solution is not yet available.

What should my health care professional know before I receive Bromfenac?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • asthma
  • bleeding problems
  • contact lenses
  • diabetes mellitus
  • dry eye syndrome, other eye problems, or recent eye surgery
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to bromfenac, aspirin, other salicylates, sulfites, other medicines, foods, dyes or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should this medicine be used?

Bromfenac eye solution is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Remove contact lenses before use. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently to spread the drops. Your vision may blur for a few minutes. Use your doses at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed. Do not use any other eye products without telling your prescriber or health care professional.

Contact your pediatrician or health care professional regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What drug(s) may interact with Bromfenac?

  • agents that treat or prevent blood clots such as warfarin or other 'blood thinners'
  • agents that affect platelets
  • corticosteroids applied to the eye
  • latanoprost

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way your medicine works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

What side effects may I notice from receiving Bromfenac?

Side effects that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • bleeding in the white part of your eye
  • skin rash
  • sores in the eye or eye irritation that gets worse

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • burning or stinging after instilling the drops
  • dry, red, or itchy eyes

What should I watch for while taking Bromfenac?

Let your prescriber or health care professional know if your eye symptoms do not improve after 2 to 3 days. Do not use for longer than prescribed by your doctor.

Unless your prescriber or health care professional gives you other instructions, you should not wear contact lenses while you are using bromfenac eye drops.

Where can I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 25 °C (59 and 77 °F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date on the label.


(Note: The above information is not intended to replace the advice of your physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. It is not meant to indicate that the use of the product is safe, appropriate, or effective for you.)

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