Ocufen (Ophthalmic)

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Ocufen (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Ocufen (Ophthalmic)

Ocufen (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

FLURBIPROFEN (Into the eye)

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Ocufen (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Flurbiprofen (flure-BI-proe-fen) Keeps the pupils of the eyes from getting smaller during an eye operation. It may also be used for other eye problems.Belongs to a class of drugs called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

When To Not Use Ocufen (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to flurbiprofen.

How Should You Use Ocufen (Ophthalmic)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Ocufen (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Ocufen (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Ocufen (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Ocufen (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Talk with your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicines for the eye.
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking a blood thinner (Coumadin®), aspirin, or pain and arthritis medicines such as Motrin®, Advil®, or Aleve®.

Ocufen (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have had an eye infection caused by herpes.
  • Tell your doctor if you have hemophilia or other bleeding disorders, asthma, or an allergy to aspirin or pain and arthritis medicines such as Advil®, Aleve®, Motrin®, or Naprosyn®.

Ocufen (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Eye bleeding after eye surgery
  • Decreased vision
  • Severe eye irritation, swelling, redness, or pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Mild burning or stinging of the eyes

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