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Generic Name: flurbiprofen ophthalmic (FLUR bi PROE fen)
Brand Name: Ocufen
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Drug Information:
Flurbiprofen is in a group of drugs called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Flurbiprofen works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Flurbiprofen ophthalmic (for the eye) is used to prevent your pupil from constricting, or narrowing, during eye surgery. Flurbiprofen ophthalmic may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide. You should not use this medication if you are allergic to flurbiprofen. Before you receive flurbiprofen ophthalmic, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medications, or if you have a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder or take a blood thinner such as warfarin (Coumadin). Learn more

Flurbiprofen Side Effects

Flurbiprofen ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to flurbiprofen ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution

Along with its needed effects, flurbiprofen ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking flurbiprofen ophthalmic:

Incidence not known

  • Eye irritation or redness
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • red or bloodshot eye

Some side effects of flurbiprofen ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known

  • Stinging or burning of the eye when medicine is applied

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to flurbiprofen ophthalmic: ophthalmic solution


The most commonly reported side effects were eye irritation, eye pain, and hyphema.


Very common (10% or more): Eye irritation, eye pain, hyphema

Frequency not reported: Transient burning/stinging upon instillation, fibrosis, miosis, increased bleeding tendency of ocular tissues in conjunction with ocular surgery

Postmarketing reports: Eye hemorrhage, mydriasis (prolonged mydriasis), ocular hyperemia


Frequency not reported: Allergic reactions

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by BestRx Medical Team Last updated on 1/1/2020.

Source: Drugs.com Flurbiprofen