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What should I know about nepafenac before using it?

Before taking nepafenac, tell your doctor if you have diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, dry eye syndrome, arthritis or a blood-clotting disorder, like hemophilia. These conditions may prevent you from using nepafenac or it may require your doctor to alter the dosage. Do not wear contacts while administering the medication. Nepafenac is a pregnancy Category C medication, which means it has not been tested exclusively in pregnant women. It is unclear if this medication can be passed to the infant in breast milk. Talk to your doctor about using this eye drop if you are pregnant, may become pregnant or are breastfeeding. Nepafenac has not been studied in children younger than 10 years of age. Discuss the risks and benefits of using this medication with your doctor. Provide your doctor with a complete list of your allergies, including to all medications, foods, dyes, animals or preservatives.

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