Xibrom

1 What is Xibrom?

Brand: Xibrom, Bromday

Generic: Bromfenac

Xibrom is a pain-reliever drug under the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory group used to treat pain and swelling after cataract surgery by blocking prostaglandins, a natural chemical that causes pain and swelling.

Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.

  • Apply 1 drop of Xibrom on your affected eye (s), 1- 2 times a day starting the day before or after your eye surgery up to 2 weeks per doctor’s prescription.
  • Take off your contact lenses (if you are wearing any) before applying for this medicine and replace them 15 minutes after treatment.
  • Slightly tilt your head backward, look up and gently pull down your lower lid. Position the eye dropper above the affected eye and squeeze out a drop. Close your eyes gently for 1- 2 minutes and as much as possible do not blink. Apply mild pressure at the inner corner of your eye or the side closer to your nose and avoid rubbing your eyes.
  • Do not contaminate the tip of the dropper. Do not let it touch other surfaces including your eyes and fingers. Recap the dropper immediately after use and do not rinse it with water.
  • The dosage depends on your medical condition or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
  • Wait for 5- 10 minutes before applying other eye medications prescribed by your doctor and any eye ointment must be applied last or after your eye drops.
  • Avoid engaging in activities that require clear eyesight (i.e. driving, operating machinery) because this medication can cause blurring of vision.
  • Continue using this medication on a regular schedule (same time of the day). Do not stop using this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.

Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates or does not improve.

Apply your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close. Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed doses and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.

Xibrom may interact with:

  • Clopidogrel or other anti-platelet medications
  • Aspirin, ibuprofen or other NSAIDs
  • Warfarin, heparin or other blood thinner drugs and
  • Other eye medications

Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Xibrom. Likewise, Xibrom may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.

Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Xibrom.

Never alter the doses of other medications while on Xibrom neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.

Side Effects: There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.

Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:

  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Swelling

Before taking Xibrom, tell your health care provider if you have/are:

  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a child (It is not known if Xibrom can harm the unborn child or if it can pass through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication during pregnancy must be discussed well with your doctor).
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