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Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml

Manufacturer/Marketer

Novartis India Ltd

Composition

NEPAFENAC-1MG

Consume Type

OPHTHALMIC

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Product Details

About Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml

Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml belongs to a group of medicines known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), mainly suggested to relieve eye irritation, pain, and redness after a cataract eye surgery. This medicine is also indicated to reduce the risk of macular oedema, swelling in the back of the eye after cataract surgery in patients dealing with diabetes. Patients often experience redness, itchiness, inflammation, in their eyes for a week, and these symptoms will disappear after a few weeks. Macular oedema is an eye condition that can even cause permanent loss of vision and occurs when blood vessels present in the retina's light-sensitive part, the eye gets leaked.

Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml consists of Nepafenac, which blocks the action of prostaglandin H synthase (cyclooxygenase), which is an enzyme required for prostaglandin. These prostaglandins are responsible for causing pain, redness, inflammation in the eyes, so blocking prostaglandins it provides relief in painful eye conditions.

Use Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml as prescribed. Your doctor will advise you on how many drops to instill based on your medical condition. Like all medications, Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml may cause some undesirable effects; however, not everybody gets them. The most common side effects of using Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml include blurred vision, vision change, reduced vision. These unpleasant side effects do not require medical attention and may go during the treatment as the body adjusts to the new medication.

Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml can not be used by the person who is allergic to it or has diabetes, arthritis, or a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder such as haemophilia and dry eye syndrome. Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml should not be used for more than 14 days after cataract surgery unless suggested by the doctor. You are recommended to remove the contact lenses before using Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml and reinsert them after 15 minutes as it may change the colour of the lenses. You should avoid touching the eye dropper or placing it directly in the eye. Touching the dropper may contaminate the tip and infect the eye, leading to a serious eye problem.

Uses of Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml

Eye pain and inflammation after cataract surgery

Medicinal Benefits

Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml comes into the category of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to prevent and relieve the pain and inflammation after eye surgery (cataract). It is also used to reduce the risk of macular oedema after cataract eye surgery. Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml consists of Nepafenac. Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml block the action of prostaglandin H synthase (cyclooxygenase), which is an enzyme required for prostaglandin. These prostaglandins are responsible for causing pain, redness, inflammation in the eyes, so blocking prostaglandins provides relief in these conditions.            
 

Directions for Use

Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is for ophthalmic use only. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml. Lie down and tilt your head backward. Pull your lower eyelid gently with your index finger to form a pocket. Instill the number of drops as advised by the doctor into the pocket of the lower eyelid. Close your eyes for 1-2 minutes. Replace the outer cap after use. Do not touch the container’s tip to the eye, eyelids or surrounding areas as it may contaminate Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml

  • Blurred vision
  • Change in vision
  • Decrease in vision

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

A person is not allowed to use Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml if they are allergic to it as it may cause unwanted reactions in their eyes.  Before using this medicine, tell your doctor if have dry eye syndrome, arthritis,  diabetes, or a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder such as hemophilia. The use of Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is restricted not for longer than 14 days after the surgical procedure unless recommended by the doctor. This is an FDA pregnancy category C drug that is not known whether harm an unborn baby so it is best to consult with a doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml may interact with some medications like blood thinners (warfarin), antiplatelet medications (clopidogrel), corticosteroid drugs (prednisone), other eye medications (corticosteroid eye drops). Tell your doctor before using these medicines.

Drug-Food Interaction: No interaction reported

Drug-Disease Interaction: Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is not used in patients who are dealing with diabetes, dry eye syndrome, an allergy to any other eye drops, arthritis, a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, such as hemophilia.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List:

  • WARFARIN
  • CLOPIDOGREL
  • PREDNISONE
  • Safety Advice

    • Safety Warning

      Alcohol

      caution

      One should avoid consuming alcohol as it is unknown this drug interacts with alcohol or not.

    • Safety Warning

      Pregnancy

      caution

      During pregnancy, Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml can only be used when prescribed during the first 6 months by the doctor. This medicine can not be used during the last 3 months of pregnancy as it may harm to a fetus.

    • Safety Warning

      Breast Feeding

      caution

      Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml can only be used in breastfeeding women if suggested by the doctor as it is unknown whether this drug passes into breast milk.

    • Safety Warning

      Driving

      unsafe

      Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml may cause blurred vision, so one should avoid driving after using this medicine.

    • Safety Warning

      Liver

      safe if prescribed

      Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Kidney

      safe if prescribed

      Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is safe to use if prescribed by the doctor.

    • Safety Warning

      Children

      unsafe

      Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml is not approved to use in children younger than 10 years old.

    Habit Forming

    No

    Diet & Lifestyle Advise

    • Include food that is rich in vitamin C like citrus (oranges, grapefruit, limes, etc.), tomatoes, kiwifruit, broccoli, etc as it may improve eye health.
    • Smoking is bad for health especially for the lungs and eyes so one should quit smoking as it creates chemicals that harm the cells of the eyes.
    • Immediately after the cataract surgery, you are provided a pair of sunglasses to wear that helps to minimize any glare and keep eyes protected from bright lights, so wear them properly and stay away from fluorescent lights.

    Special Advise

    • If you don't notice any improvement in hazy or blurry vision or eye pain/inflammation or significant discomfort in the days following this visit, you should immediately report this to your eye surgeon.
    • Prolonged use of Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml may result in keratitis, resulting in corneal thinning, corneal erosion, corneal ulceration or corneal perforation. These events can be sight-threatening, and so cornea should be closely observed by the eye surgeon while using Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml.

    Other Information (NEV0013)

    This item is Not Returnable.

    Expires on or after - Sep-23

    Patients Concern

    Disease/Condition Glossary

    Complication after cataract surgery: After cataract surgery, a patient might experience cloudy, wavy, distorted vision, blurry or distorted. It can take some time for your visual system to adjust to removing the cataract and adapting to the new transplanted intraocular lens. Sometimes you may also observe red, dry eyes and bloodshot eyes due to temporary damage of the blood vessels on the surface of the white part of the eye (sclera) during cataract surgery. These sensations subside as the eye heals with time. 

    FAQs

    Yes, a contaminated dropper can cause serious infections in the eye that may even lead to lead to serious vision problems. A person should avoid touching the tip of the Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml dropper or if touched then they need to use a new dropper.

    To make sure if this medicine is safe for you, do not use this medicine if you have diabetes, dry eye syndrome, an allergy to any other eye drops, arthritis, a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder, such as hemophilia.

    No, you can not use Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml while wearing the contact lenses as firstly you need to remove them and then can drop the medicine in the eye. This medicine contains a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses so one should wait for at least 15 minutes after applying for medicine before putting back their contact lenses.

    You should not use this medicine for longer than 14 days after having cataract surgery unless suggested by the doctor.

    Yes, one can keep using this medicine for the treatment of glaucoma while a person should use only the eye medications that their doctor has prescribed.

    PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

    Nevanac Opthalmic Suspension 5 ml

    Country Of Origin

    INDIA

    Manufacturer/Marketer address

    54/1, Boodhihal, Nelamangala, Bangalore, -562123, Karnataka, India

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