Bromfenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used as a potent and selective inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2). Its chemical name is 2-amino-3-(4-bromobenzoyl)phenylacetic acid, and it has the CAS number 91714-94-2.
Bromfenac is primarily used as an ophthalmic solution to treat inflammation and pain following cataract surgery. It works by inhibiting the production of prostaglandins, which are inflammatory mediators involved in the development of pain, swelling, and redness. By blocking the action of COX-2, bromfenac helps reduce these post-operative symptoms and improve patient comfort.
The ophthalmic solution of bromfenac is available in different strengths and is typically applied topically to the affected eye(s) in the form of eye drops. It is administered by healthcare professionals or as directed by a physician. The solution is usually well-tolerated, with the common side effects being temporary burning or stinging sensation upon application.
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