What is Niflan (Pranoprofen) used for?
Niflan (Pranoprofen) is an ophthalmic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild inflammation and irritation of the eye. The medication prevents the actions of enzymes that are released in response to injuries that cause pain, swelling, and irritation. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as irritation or swelling caused by dry eyes, mild injury to the eye, or following surgery. Your doctor may also prescribe it to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Niflan (Pranoprofen)?
Niflan (Pranoprofen) is normally administered to the affected eye two times each day, once in the morning and again in the evening. Your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These doses are administered by slightly tilting your head back, pulling down the lower lid of the affected eye, and dispensing one drop into the pouch that is formed. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication over its surface and keep the eye closed for thirty seconds to allow it to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces, including the eye, as this may cause contamination. Wash your hands after each use to make sure the medication does not contact any areas not being treated, including other mucous membranes. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the drops to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Niflan (Pranoprofen)?
The use of Niflan (Pranoprofen) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are severe pain, intense burning sensations, severely blurred vision, headaches, flu symptoms, crusting, discharge from the eye, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. Contact your doctor as soon as any worrying symptoms occur to ensure the necessary changes are made to your frequency of administration to prevent more health complications from occurring.
Niflan (Pranoprofen) should not be used while using contact lenses. This medication should not be used by patients who are allergic to pranoprofen, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments, or who have any disorders affecting the lens of the eye. You are also recommended to consult your doctor before administering the solution to make sure you do not have any other health problems that may cause unexpected complications.
Strictly use Niflan (Pranoprofen) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Niflan (Pranoprofen) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.