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Prolensa (Bromfenac Ophthalmic Solution) Medication Information
Prolensa is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat ophthalmic pain and inflammation in patients that have undergone cataract surgery.
Prolensa is an ophthalmic solution that comes in 0.07% strength.
The most common side effects of Prolensa include:
- anterior chamber inflammation
- foreign body sensation
- blurred vision
- eye pain
Speak with your doctor for a full list of side effects that apply to you if you are taking Prolensa.
Using NSAIDs and topical steroids at the same time may cause increases in healing time.
Prolensa may cause keratitis.
Prolensa contains sodium sulfite which may result in anaphylactic symptoms in patients with sensitivity to sulfite.
There are no known drug interactions with Prolensa.
This medication should be stored 59°F - 77°F.
- To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip to any surfaces and immediately recap the bottle after administration.
- Prolensa should be administered 5 minutes apart from any other eye drops you may be taking.
- Contact lenses should be removed prior to Prolensa administration. 10 minutes post Prolensa administration, you may reinsert lenses.
How long should you use Prolensa after cataract surgery?
Prolensa is typically used for 14 days after surgery.
What should I avoid while using Prolensa?
Prolensa can cause blurred vision and impair your reaction and you should avoid driving until you know how Prolensa will affect your vision.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Use Prolensa as soon as you remember you missed a dose. If it is almost time for your next dose, only take one dose. It is important to not take two doses of Prolensa at the same time.
Is there a substitute to Prolensa?
There are currently no medications with therapeutic equivalence to Prolensa approved in the United States.
Is Prolensa an antibiotic?
No, Prolensa is a NSAID that is used to help alleviate pain and swelling from cataract surgery.
Prolensa. Lexi-Drugs. Hudson, OH: Lexicomp, 2015. http://online.lexi.com/. Updated July 27, 2015. Accessed March 3, 2021.
Author: Dr. Larisa Roybal, PharmD
Dr. Roybal is a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist who has practiced in both ambulatory and acute care settings. Her pharmacy interests include oncology and general inpatient pharmacy.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.