NSAID Medications in Eye Care

Ocular NSAID Medication Management

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) play a crucial role in ocular care, particularly in managing pain and inflammation associated with various ocular conditions and surgical procedures. These medications are commonly prescribed following cataract surgery, refractive surgery, and other ocular interventions to alleviate postoperative discomfort. NSAIDs are also effective in treating inflammatory eye disorders such as episcleritis, scleritis, and anterior uveitis, providing symptomatic relief and preventing further complications.

Ophthalmic NSAID Medications

BrandGenericDosingAmountAgesPregnancyMechanism
Acular
Generic
ketorolac 0.5%
Acular LS 0.4%
qid5mL>2 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Bromday
Generic
bromfenac 0.09%qd1.7/2.5/5mL>18 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Bromsite
Generic
bromfenac 0.075%bid5mL>18 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Ilevro
Generic
nepafenac 0.3%qd+1.7mL>10 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Nevanac
Generic
nepafenac 0.1%tid3mL>10 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Prolensa
bromfenac 0.07%qd1.6/3mL>18 yearsCCOX inhibitor
Voltaren
Generic
diclofenac 0.1%qid2.5/5mLNACCOX inhibitor