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An Ocufen drop comprises Flurbiprofen as an active pharmaceutical ingredient which is Non Steroidal anti – inflammatory drug (NSAID). This drug is recommended for treatment of pain, swelling or inflammation of the eye. Occasionally throughout the surgery, the pupil of eye gets dilated; Ocufen eye drop inhibits this problem. Ocufen eye drop decreases the action of this substance which is accountable for swelling, pain, inflammation on the eye. It is typically used as pre surgery medicine which helps the doctor to inspect inside the eye. Ocufen eye drop can use after or before surgery to prevent your eye from any disorder or infection. Ocufen is useful to cure laser treatment or any surgery of the eye.

Quantity Strength Price Unit Price
1 Bottle Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Solution (.3mg/ml) 5ml Bottle $17.99 $17.99
3 Bottle Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Solution (.3mg/ml) 5ml Bottle $50.99 $17.00

Ocufen eye drop is a Non Steroidal Anti – Inflammatory (NSAID’s) drug and contains active ingredient Flurbiprofen. Throughout the eye surgery liberating frequency of prostaglandin become extraordinary and this makes pupil of the eye becomes smaller. Flurbiprofen decrease the prostaglandin discharge rate in the eye thus the pupil open throughout the surgery.  Flurbiprofen congested cyclooxygenase action which is accountable to escalate the production of prostaglandins. These prostaglandins generate pain, swelling, inflammation or redness. Flurbiprofen decrease the formation of prostaglandin and reduces these disorders. 

Indications of Ocufen

Ocufen eye drop is indicated for those patients who cannot take steroid eye drops. Ocufen eye drops may take for laser Trabeculoplasty, any other eye surgery or pain, swelling, inflammation of the eye. 

Contraindications of Ocufen

Contraindication is a particular situation in which a specific drug or treatment is not recommended. There are various diseaseswhere Ocufen drugis contraindicated are

  • If the patient is having a medical history of Herpes virus infection, disorders of blood clotting, inflammation of nose, asthma attacks.
  • In case of pregnant ladies and lactating mothers.
  • If patient is allergic to Flurbiprofen or any other ingredient of Ocufen.

Drug Interactions of Ocufen

When two or more drugs are administered together they may interfere with the action with each other. This interference may cause serious side effects.

Class of drug

Examples of drugs


Warfarin, Enoxaparin


Aspirin,  Ibuprofen

Lithium drugs

Lithobid, Eskalith

Storage condition of Ocufen

  • Ocufen eye drop should be stored in a cool place and dry place.
  • Keep away from dust, heat and direct sunlight.
  • It should be stored in well closed air tight container.


Take 1 drop of Ocufen eye drop within every 1/2 hour before 2 hours of surgery.  Total four drops of this drug should use before surgery. The last dose it must give 30 minutes prior of surgery. Take minimum 7 days or use minimum 14 daysafter laser Trabeculoplasty and after any other eye surgery. The Recommended dose is one drop into the infected eye four times in a single day.

Missed Dose of Ocufen

If case of missed dose take it as soon as you remember but if its time just for your next dose then skips the missed dose and follow your regular schedule. Avoid having double dose to make up the missed dose.

Overdose of Ocufen

Do not take overdose of this medicine and in any case if you have takenan overdose of this medicine please consult with your health provider immediately.

Side effects are the unwanted effects of the drug even if we use as per recommendation. Ocufen has very few side effects. These are listed below

Common side effects

Redness of eyes, itching in eyes,

Rare side effects

Swelling of eyes, blurred vision, pain in eyes, bleeding in eyes,

There are some Precautions to be taken before taking this medicine and reduce the chance of side effects as well as enhance its action. Following precautions must be followed:-

  • Wash your eyes before having this drug.
  • Wash your hands properly.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to protect from infection.
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