PROLENSA (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.07%

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Frequently Asked Questions About Treatment With PROLENSA

Why did my physician prescribe PROLENSA?

Your eye doctor has prescribed PROLENSA to treat inflammation and reduce pain you may experience after cataract surgery. PROLENSA is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) taken as an eye drop.1 Your doctor will have you take PROLENSA one day before surgery, on the day of your surgery, and once daily through the treatment period.1

If you have further questions about PROLENSA, talk to your eye doctor.

Can I get a generic eye drop at the pharmacy that is the same as PROLENSA?

PROLENSA is FDA approved and is the only NSAID of its kind that is taken once daily.1 PROLENSA was extensively studied in clinical trials and was approved based on its efficacy and safety profile in treating inflammation and reducing 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.

How much can I expect to pay for PROLENSA at the pharmacy?

If you are eligible, Bausch + Lomb provides savings programs to help reduce your out-of-pocket costs for PROLENSA. Be sure to ask your eye doctor which program might be right for you.

Learn how you could save on your PROLENSA prescription on the Patient Savings page.

What are the most important features of PROLENSA?

You have made the decision to have cataract surgery. It is essential to protect your investment by following your surgical aftercare regimen per your doctor’s instructions.

Doctors prescribe PROLENSA for several important reasons:

  • In clinical studies, 1 day after cataract surgery, approximately 4 of 5 patients who used PROLENSA were pain free1,2
    • Individual results may vary
  • In the same studies, PROLENSA rapidly reduced inflammation vs placebo after cataract surgery3
    • Significant results were seen at Day 8 and Day 153
    • Individual results may vary
  • You only have to use PROLENSA once per day, and use is short-term, as directed by your doctor1; there are no ongoing monthly costs
    • One drop is administered into the affected eye beginning 1 day prior to surgery, continued on the day of surgery, and through the first 14 days after surgery as directed by your eye doctor1
  • Because PROLENSA is a solution, you don’t have to shake it before use

Most common side effects (seen in 3%-8% of patients) were inflammation of the front of the eye, foreign body sensation, eye pain, light sensitivity, and blurred vision.1

Please see Important Safety Information about PROLENSA below.

What should I know about Bausch + Lomb?

Bausch + Lomb is a leading global eye health company proud of its heritage. Over our more than 160-year history, Bausch + Lomb has become one of the most widely recognized and respected eye health brands in the world. We are dedicated to continuous innovation in developing products that help improve eye health.

For more than 10 years, Bausch + Lomb has been a leader in developing NSAID eye drops to treat inflammation and reduce pain after cataract surgery. We have worked to improve our formulations with the bromfenac molecule, the active ingredient in PROLENSA. This has resulted in an advanced NSAID eye drop with once daily dosing and a low concentration of the active ingredient bromfenac.


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.

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References 1. PROLENSA Prescribing Information. 2. Walters TR, Goldberg DF, Peace JH, Gow JA; for the Bromfenac Ophthalmic Solution 0.07% Once Daily Study Group. Bromfenac ophthalmic solution 0.07% dosed once daily for cataract surgery: results of 2 randomized controlled trials. Ophthalmology. 2014;121(1):25-33. 3. Silverstein SM, Jackson MA, Goldberg DF, Muñoz M. The efficacy of bromfenac ophthalmic solution 0.07% dosed once daily in achieving zero-to-trace anterior chamber cell severity following cataract surgery. Clin Ophthalmol. 2014;8:965-972. 4. Data on file, Bausch & Lomb Incorporated.