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Generically: bromfenac (ophthalmic) (ophthalmic) BROM-fen-ak [BROM-fen-ak]
The brand names: are Bromday, Prolensa, and Xibrom.
The class of drug: ophthalmic anti-inflammatory agents

What is Xibrom?

The drug Xibrom can be described as a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (NSAID).

Xibrom can be used to treat pain and swelling that are caused by cataract surgery.

Xibrom could be used to treat other conditions that are not covered in this guide.


Follow the directions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your healthcare professionals about your medical ailments and allergies, as well as the medicines you are taking.

Before taking Xibrom, inform your doctor if you suffer from diabetes, asthma, arthritis, dry-eye syndrome, bleeding disorders, have been through multiple eye surgeries recently, or have had an allergic reaction to sulfites, aspirin, or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs).

Xibrom is typically administered as a single drop to each eye, twice daily for 14 days. This is the time to begin within 24 hours following your surgery.

Follow the instructions of your doctor for dosing with care. Make sure you don't take this medication for more than the specified number of days your doctor has advised. The use of steroid drops for the eye over a long period of time can increase the chances of developing serious side effects that can affect your vision. Stop taking Xibrom and consult your physician immediately if you notice any changes in your eyesight: eye redness or bleeding, swelling or pain in your eyes, discomfort in your eyes, more tears, a greater sensitivity to light, a feeling that there is something in your eyes, or a slow recovery after undergoing eye surgery. Avoid using Xibrom when using contact lenses.

Before you take this drug

Do not take the Xibrom product if you have an allergy to bromfenac.

To ensure that Xibrom is suitable for you, inform your doctor if:

  • Sulfite allergies or asthma
  • Diabetes;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Dry eye syndrome;
  • An allergic reaction to aspirin or any of the nsaids;
  • A bleeding or blood-clotting disorder;
  • More than one eye surgery in a short amount of time.

FDA pregnant category C. It isn't known whether Xibrom could affect a newborn baby. Inform your doctor if you are expecting or planning to become pregnant while taking this drug.

It is unclear if bromfenac gets into breast milk or whether it is harmful to breastfeeding babies. See your doctor if have a baby in your care.Similar/related drugs diclofenac, an ophthalmic, dexamethasone eye drops, ketorolac eye drops, prednisolone eye drops, Lotemax, and Durezol

How to take Xibrom?

Follow the exact dosage of Xibrom prescribed by your physician. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Make sure you do not take this medication for longer than the number of days prescribed by your physician. The excessive use of steroid drops for the eyes can increase the chances of developing serious side effects that could affect your vision.

Avoid using this medicine when wearing contact lenses. The Xibrom product might contain a preservative that may cause discoloration in soft contacts. You should wait for at least 10 minutes after taking this medication before inserting contacts.

Xibrom is usually administered as a single drop to each eye, twice daily, for 14 consecutive days. The first dose after 24 hours following the surgery.

Wash your hands thoroughly prior to applying the drops to your eyes.

To apply eye drops:

  • Adjust your head slightly and then pull the lower eyelid, creating an eyelid pocket. Keep the dropper in front of your eye, with the tip facing down. Keep your eyes towards the sky and away from the dropper before squeezing out one drop.
  • Keep your eyes closed for about 2 or 3 minutes with your head down without blinking or squinting. Make sure to gently press your finger on the inside of your eye for approximately one minute to stop the liquid from leaking into the tear duct.
  • Make sure you only use the number of drops that your doctor has advised. If you take several drops at once, allow at least five minutes between each drop.
  • Take at least 10 minutes before applying or using any eye drop or other product that your physician has recommended.

Don't touch the tip of the eye dropper, Xibrom, or put it directly on your eye. Drops that are contaminated can affect your eye and could result in severe vision problems.

Do not use Xibrom eye drops in the event that the drops have changed colour or contain particles. Contact your pharmacist to inquire about the latest medication.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Take the missed dose when you remember. Do not take your missed dose if it's close to the time of the next dose. Do not take extra medicine to replace the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided Xibrom?

This medication could cause blurred vision and a decrease in your ability to think or react. Be cautious if you drive or do any other activity that requires that you be aware and able to clearly see.

Do not take any other eye medication unless your doctor advises you to.

Side effects of Xibrom

See a doctor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms as warning signs of an allergic reaction caused by Xibrom, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Stop taking Xibrom and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Any changes in your vision
  • Slow healing following eye surgery.
  • Eye redness or bleeding
  • Eye pain, swelling, or discomfort eye pain or swelling
  • Extreme eye discomfort, more tear discomfort, drainage, or crusting.

Common side effects of Xibrom include:

  • Increased eye sensitivity to light
  • Mild eye irritation or feeling that there's something in your eye;
  • Headaches migraine
  • Experiencing flashes of light as well as "floaters" in your vision.

This is not a comprehensive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. You can report any symptoms to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interaction with other drugs

Discuss with your doctor any medications you are taking and the ones you begin or stop taking while you are taking Xibrom, including:

  • A bleeding thinner (warfarin, Coumadin);
  • Or nasal inhaled or injectable medication that can be injected, inhaled, or oral.

This list isn't complete. Other medications may be incompatible with Xibrom, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines such as vitamins and herbal products. The interactions of all potential types aren't included in this guideline for medication.