Profenac Eye Drops
- Inhibition of miosis during cataract surgery.
- Post-operative inflammation after cataract surgery and other ocular surgical procedures.
- Pre-operative and post-operative prevention of cystoid macular edema (CME) associated with lens extraction & intraocular lens implantation.
- Post-traumatic inflammation in penetrating and non- penetrating wounds (as an adjuvant to local anti-infective therapy).
- Non-infected chronic conjunctivitis, keratoconjunctivitis.
Dosage & Administration
Adults: Pre-operative: up to 5 x 1 drop over the 3 hours preceding surgery Post-operative: 3 x 1 drop immediately after the surgery, thereafter 3-5 x 1 drop daily for as long as required. Other indications: 4-5 x 1 drop daily, depending on the severity of the condition. Long-term treatment should be considered only after careful assessment of the indication and ophthalmological examination. Children: No specific investigation have been carried out on the use of Diclofenac Sodium eye drops in children.
Topical NSAID used in ophthalmological surgery can retard the bleeding time. Therefore patients tending toward uncontrolled bleeding or under therapy with anticoagulants should use this ophthalmic preparation with caution. If infection is present or there is a risk of infection, appropriate treatment (e.g. with antibiotics) should be given concomitantly. If the response to treatment is inadequate, the diagnosis should be re-evaluated (infection, hypersensitivity to the preparation). Patients should be advised not to wear contact lenses during treatment with Diclofenac Sodium ophthalmic solution. The treatment should also be discontinued in the presence of an allergic reaction.