PROLENSA (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.07%

                                                  Important Safety Information

You’ve made this investment because your eyesight is very valuable, and your eye care after surgery is equally important. It is advised that you follow your eye doctor’s recommendations for post-operative care. This means continuing with your post-operative regimen, including your once-daily dose of PROLENSA, until treatment is complete.

Your eye doctor has prescribed specific medications for you after cataract surgery to help control your ocular post-surgical pain and inflammation. PROLENSA is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated to treat inflammation and reduce eye pain after cataract surgery.

Sometimes your pharmacy will ask if you want a generic substitution for branded medications. If you are prescribed PROLENSA after cataract surgery, it is important that you understand that there is no generic equivalent for this drug.

If you are asked by your pharmacist to substitute your PROLENSA prescription, you should contact your eye doctor.

  • It is important that your eye doctor talks to you about the following information for PROLENSA1:
    • The potential for slowed or delayed healing
    • Maintaining the sterility of the dropper tip
    • Use with contact lenses
    • Use with other topical ocular therapy
  • Be sure your eye doctor advises you about any additional considerations that they may deem medically necessary
  • Talk to your eye doctor about PROLENSA and any additional questions you may have
  • Also be sure to see the Important Safety Information about PROLENSA below

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PROLENSA (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.07% is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) indicated to treat inflammation and reduce eye pain in patients after cataract surgery.


  • PROLENSA contains sodium sulfite, a substance that may cause allergic reactions, some severe, in certain people. In addition, tell your doctor if you have had an allergic reaction to any other medications.

  • Slow or delayed healing may occur while using non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as PROLENSA.

  • Use of NSAIDs in the eye may result in certain serious eye conditions that can be sight threatening. Tell your doctor immediately about any side effect that you may have.

  • Replace bottle cap after using and do not touch dropper tip to any surface in order to avoid contamination of the bottle.

  • Remove contact lenses prior to using PROLENSA. The preservative in PROLENSA, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses may be reinserted after 10 minutes following administration of PROLENSA.

  • If more than one eye medicine is being used, use the eye medicines at least 5 minutes apart.

  • The most common side effects (seen in 3%-8% of patients) were inflammation of the eye, foreign body sensation, eye pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.

Please click here for full Prescribing Information about PROLENSA.

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References 1. PROLENSA Prescribing Information.