Yellox (Bromfenac Sodium)
Yellox (Bromfenac Sodium) Dosage and Side Effects
BROMFENAC (BROM fen ak) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The eye drops are used to treat pain and swelling after eye surgery.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
Proper Use of this medication
This medicine 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. Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once. NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible: -allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue -bleeding in the white part of your eye -breathing problems -sores in the eye or eye irritation that gets worse Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome): -burning or stinging after instilling the drops -dry, red, or itchy eyes
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Warnings and Precautions
Tell your doctor or health care professional if your eye symptoms do not get better within 2 to 3 days. Do not use for longer than directed by your doctor or health care professional. Unless your doctor or health care professional gives you other instructions, you should not wear contact lenses while you are using this medicine. If it is okay to wear your lenses, then wait 10 minutes after using this medicine before inserting your lenses.
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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.