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What is Flurbiprofen used for?

Flurbiprofen ophthalmic solution is used to prevent narrowing or constricting of the pupil during eye surgery such as cataract removal. It belongs to a class of drugs known as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Flurbiprofen?

The dosage of Flurbiprofen prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Wash your hands before using Flurbiprofen eye drops. Do not let the dropper tip touch your eye or any other surface.

What if you miss a dose of Flurbiprofen?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Flurbiprofen medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Flurbiprofen?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Flurbiprofen, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Flurbiprofen?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Flurbiprofen.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Flurbiprofen, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Flurbiprofen can interact with antiplatelet drugs.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Flurbiprofen?

Like other medicines, Flurbiprofen can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Flurbiprofen are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Flurbiprofen cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Flurbiprofen develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Flurbiprofen can cause side effects such as stinging, burning, or itching of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Flurbiprofen.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Flurbiprofen?

Is it possible for me to use Flurbiprofen with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Flurbiprofen?
What are the possible drug interactions of Flurbiprofen?
How will Flurbiprofen work in my body?
How should Flurbiprofen be used?
How to reduce the risk of Flurbiprofen drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Flurbiprofen is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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