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Generic Name: bromfenac (ophthalmic) (BROM fen ak off THAL mik)
Brand Name: BromSite, Prolensa, Xibrom, Bromday
Physician reviewed bromfenac (ophthalmic) (ophthalmic) patient information - includes bromfenac (ophthalmic) description, dosage and directions.

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Drug Information:
BromfeNac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). BromfeNac ophthalmic (for the eyes) is used to treat swelling and pain caused by cataract surgery. BromfeNac ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. Follow all directions on your medicine label and package. Tell each of your healthcare prOviders about all your medical conditions, allergies, and all medicines you use. You should not use bromfeNac ophthalmic if you are allergic to it. To make sure bromfeNac is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have: Learn more

Bromfenac Side Effects

Bromfenac ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to bromfenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, bromfenac ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking bromfenac ophthalmic:

More common

  • Blurred vision
  • change in color vision
  • decreased vision or other changes in vision
  • difficulty seeing at night
  • eye pain
  • red, sore eyes
  • sensitivity to light
  • tearing

Some side effects of bromfenac ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Abnormal sensation in the eye
  • burning or stinging of the eye
  • feeling of having something in the eye
  • headache
  • itching of the eyes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to bromfenac ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


Common (1% to 10%): Anterior chamber inflammation, foreign body sensation in eye, vitreous floaters, iritis, eye pain, ocular hypertension, photophobia, blurred vision

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Reduced visual acuity, hemorrhagic retinopathy, corneal epithelium defect, corneal erosion, corneal epithelium disorder, corneal edema, retinal exudates, eyelid bleeding, eyelid edema, eye discharge, eye pruritus, eye irritation, eye redness, conjunctival hyperemia, ocular discomfort

Rare (less than 0.1%): Corneal perforation, corneal ulcer, corneal erosion, scleromalacia, corneal infiltrates, corneal disorder, corneal scar


The most frequently reported side effects were foreign body sensation in eye, anterior chamber inflammation, headache, vitreous floaters, iritis, eye pain, photophobia, blurred vision, and ocular hypertension.

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Headache


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Face swelling


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Epistaxis, cough, nasal sinus drainage

Rare (less than 0.1%): Asthma

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Bromfenac (www.drugs.com/mtm/bromfenac-ophthalmic.html).