Generic Flubiprofen sodium is a foremost dynamic constituent found in Ocufen eye drops and it comes under the group of NSAID’s (non steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). Flubiprofen acts by blocking a certain chemicals, which cause itching, inflammation, swelling and redness in the eyes. Flubiprofen effortlessly works by hindering the therapeutic actions of COX-1and COX-2 enzyme. Cyclooxygenase enzymes mainly cause the synthesis of certain chemicals in the human body known as prostaglandin (PG’s). Prostaglandins cause swelling, irritation, pain and inflammation. Therefore, by inhibiting the valuable actions of prostaglandin pain, inflammation and swelling can automatically reduced.
Uses of Ocufen Eye Drops
Ocufen helps to dilate the pupil during the cataract eye surgery
- Reduces inflammation and discomfort of the eyes
- Ocufen also gives immediate relief in case of eye itching, redness and irritation.
Drug Interaction of Ocufen Eye Drops?
- Warfarin and Heparin
- Dexamethasone and Prednisone
- Over the counter (OTC) eye drop
- Herbal eye preparation
- Acetylcholine and Carbachol
How Should Ocufen Eye Drops Be Stored?
- Store this eye drop at room temperature 300 C and keep it away from the direct exposure of excess heat and sunlight.
- Keep it away from the reach and sight of the children.
- Keep the container tightly closed while not use.
Instructions While Using Ocufen Eye Drops
Properly wash your hands and eyes before using the eye drop.
- Slightly incline your head back and look upside and pull your lower eyelid to make a pocket shape.
- Squeeze dropper slowly and allow one drop fall into your eyes.
- Close your eyes for 2 to 3 minutes after the use of Ocufen.
- You should use 1 to 2 drops, four times in a day.
What occurs if you skip any dose of Ocufen Eye Drops?
Instill the missed dose of Ocufen as soon as you recall but don’t instill two drops of Ocufen at one time.
What occurs if you apply an overdose of Ocufen Eye Drops?
If you face any overdose symptoms of this eye drop, then stop the use of eye drop and immediately consult your eye surgeon and get some medical treatment from your nearby healthcare center.
Possible Unfavorable Effect of Ocufen Eye Drops
Common adverse effects occur as using Ocufen eye drop-
- Moderate to extreme eye pain
- Burning sensation
- Redness of the eyes
- Thinning of the cornea
- Increased sensitivity towards light
Severe undesirable effects occur as using Ocufen eye drop-
- Severe or persistent burning sensation in the eyes
- Swelling of the eyes
- Vision changes
- Stinging of the eyes
Special Safety and Precautions
- No need to use this eye drop in case of thin cornea and dry eyes.
- It should be strictly avoided in case of eye surgery.
- Ocufen may make your blurry vision, so driving should be strictly avoided after the use of eye drop.
- Don’t prescribe this eye drop to pediatric patients under the age group of 12 years.
- To prevent the contamination, don’t touch the dropper with your hands and eyes.
- Remove your contact lens before using the eye drop.