Nevanac Nepafenac and/or alternatives
Nevanac 0.1%Manufacturer: Alcon Laboratories Inc USA Source Country : India
Shipped from : India
Nevanac 0.3%Manufacturer: Alcon Source Country : United Kingdom
Shipped from : United Kingdom
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Description of Nevanac
The generic name of the drug is Nepafenac. It belongs to a family of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Nevanac is available in the form of an ophthalmic solution. The drug is a prescription medication which means you should buy Nevanac online only if it is recommended in the treatment by your doctor.
Indications & Dosage of Nevanac
Nevanac is used to reduce inflammation and pain that can occur after a cataract surgery. The drug blocks cyclo-oxygenase, a naturally occurring enzyme that produces prostaglandins which plays an important role in the inflammation process.
Your doctor will give specific instructions regarding use of the medication. The recommended dosage of Nevanac is one drop in affected eye(s), 3 times daily. The recommended dosage starts one day before the cataract surgery and continues for 2-3 weeks after the cataract surgery.
An extra drop of the medication is administered in the affected eye(s), 30 to 120 minutes prior eye operation to remove cataract. If you are using other eye medications then you need to maintain at least a gap of 5 minutes between using both medicines.
Side Effects & Interactions of Nevanac
Every medicine has side effects. Nevanac may cause mild side effects in some people. It is not necessary that every person using the medication will experience some side effect. Many people using Nevanac do not complain about any side effects.
Less severe side effects associated with Nevanac: watering of the eye, headache, sticky/dry feeling in the eyes, itching of the eye, vomiting, stuffy nose, eye redness, increased sensitivity to light, feeling like something is inside the eye, or nausea. This is not a complete list of side effects. These side effects wane with time as your body gets used to the medication. However, if they become bothersome or stay for long time then you need to consult your doctor.
Nevanac may potentially interact with other medicines you are using and cause side effects. Before you buy Nevanac tell doctor about every medicine you are using which includes other eye medications, prescription medicines, over the counter drugs and herbal supplements.
Warnings & Precautions of Nevanac
You should not use Nevanac if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. The medication contains several inactive ingredients which may cause allergic reactions or side effects if you are allergic to any of them. The drug may not be the right medication for people with specific medical problems. Before starting the treatment, tell doctor if you have dry eye syndrome, diabetes, blood clotting or bleeding disorder, or rheumatoid arthritis.
If you wear contact lenses then you need to remove them before administering the medication into the affected eye(s). You can wear contact lenses again, 15-20 minutes after administering the eye drops.
Nevanac is listed in category C pregnancy medicines. It should not be used in the last trimester of pregnancy as it may harm the unborn baby. Therefore, pregnant women and women planning to get pregnant should not buy Nevanac without consulting their doctor.
It is not known whether the drug passes into breast milk and how it may affect the nursing baby. Therefore, women who are breast feeding or plan to breast feed should learn about the risks and benefits of using the medication from their doctor.