What should I know about bromfenac ophthalmic solution before taking it?

Before taking bromfenac ophthalmic solution, you should be aware that some medical conditions interact with it. Inform your doctor if you have any medical conditions, particularly if you are allergic to this medication, aspirin or any anti-inflammatory medication (such as ibuprofen), a phenylacetic acid derivative, sulfites, or any medication, food, dyes, preservatives, etc.

Also tell your doctor your medical history, particularly regarding asthma, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, nose growths (polyps), or bleeding problems, as well as eye issues (such as dry eye or corneal issues), or if you have had any previous eye surgeries. These conditions might require that you take an adjusted dosage or have certain tests to ensure safety.

Bromfenac ophthalmic solution might harm an unborn child, and it is unknown if it passes into breast milk. Make sure to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or nursing.

Also tell your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medications, dietary supplements, or herbal products.

You should not use bromfenac ophthalmic solution when you are wearing contact lenses, since it may have a preservative that is absorbed by soft contacts.

Your vision may become momentarily blurry after you apply the solution, so be cautious if you are doing activities that need clear vision.

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