What is Niflan (Pranoprofen) used for?
Niflan (Pranoprofen) is an ophthtalmic non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication used to treat irritation caused by dry eyes or irritation caused by mild trauma. It operates by preventing the action of enzymes released in response to injury that cause the pain, swelling, and irritation associated with these conditions. It is commonly used to treat chronic dry eyes, swelling caused by mild injury, or irritation following surgery. Your physician may prescribe this medication to be used along with others or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Niflan (Pranoprofen)?
Niflan (Pranoprofen) should be used according to the instructions provided by your physician and those included with the packaging to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. One drop is normally administered to the affected eye once or twice each day, but your individual instructions will depend on your age, weight, current health, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be administered by tilting the head backward, gently pulling down the lower lid of the eye being treated, holding the bottle over the eye, and dispensing one drop into the eye. Slowly close the eye to spread the medication and keep it closed for thirty seconds to allow the medicine to be absorbed. Never allow the tip of the bottle to contact any foreign surfaces as this may cause contamination. Always observe the medication before each use to make sure it is not cloudy or discolored as this may indicate contamination. Wash your hands using soap and water after each application to prevent the solution from contacting any other areas or mucous membranes. Ask your physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Niflan (Pranoprofen)?
Niflan (Pranoprofen) may cause side effects in some patients such as:
Stop using the medicine and contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious or worrying side effects occur such as severe stinging or pain of the eye, headaches, flu symptoms, crusting, discharge from the eye, blurry vision, or signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, skin rashes, swelling, or trouble breathing. These conditions may require reduced application frequency or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Always remove your contact lenses before using Niflan (Pranoprofen). This medication should not be used to treat patients who are allergic to pranoprofen, who have had a bad reaction to similar treatments in the past, or who have any conditions affecting the lens of the eye. You are also recommended to have a body check performed prior to use to ensure you do not have any chronic health conditions that may cause unexpected complications during treatment.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Niflan (Pranoprofen). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.