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Revised: 4/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Nevanac Ophthalmic Suspension 0.1%
 Active ingredient:
Nepafenac
 Dosage form:
pale yellow to light orange ophthalmic suspension; (plastic bottle) 5mL; (cap) yellow
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine suppresses inflammation by inhibiting formation of prostaglandin which is the cause of inflammation.
It is usually used to reduce inflammation after ophthalmic surgery such as cataract surgery, glaucoma surgery, etc.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you wear contact lenses.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time after shaking well, 3 times a day beginning 1 day prior to surgery.
    On the day of surgery, apply 1 drop at a time, 3 times before surgery and once after surgery.
    Strictly follow the instructions.
  • Before applying eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly. Take care not to touch the dropper tip against the eye when applying.
  • After applying eye drops, keep your eyes closed for 1 to 5 minutes pressing your inner corner of the eyes.
    Wipe off any excess liquid with a clean tissue.
  • If you need to use other eye drops at the same time, take more than 5 minutes intervals between medicines.
  • If you miss a dose, apply as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should not apply two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose,consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include foreign body sensation in eyes and allergic conjunctivitis. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • eye pain, eye itching, discomfort in eyes  [corneal ulcer, corneal perforation]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture. Store at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius).
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Do not use any medicine that has been stored for more than 4 weeks after opening.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.