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Flurbiprofen

Synonym(s): Flurbiprofen sodium, Ocufen, Eyeflur

Contributor(s): Vetstream Ltd, David Perpinan

Introduction

Name

  • Flurbiprofen sodium.

Class of drug

  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID).

Description

Chemical name

  • [1,1’-biphenyl]-4-acetic acid, 2-fluoro-alpha­ methyl-, (±)-.
  • Sodium (±)-2-(2-fluoro-4-biphenylyl)propionate dihydrate.

Molecular formula

  • C15H13FNaO2.

Molecular weight

  • 244.24.

Physical properties

  • White to slightly yellow crystalline powder.
  • Slightly soluble in water and readily soluble in most polar solvents.

Storage requirements

  • Store at room temperature.

Uses

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Indications

  • Before and after intra-ocular surgery to mimimize intra-operative miosis and post-operative inflammation.
  • For analgesia after corneal surgery.
  • For anterior uveitis and ulcerative keratitis when topical corticosteroids are contraindicated.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • May be used with other ophthalmic drugs, but avoid using with topical corticosteroids.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Meredith A (2015) Ed BSAVA Small Animal Formulary, part B: exotic pets. 9th edn. BSAVA, United Kingdom. pp 338.
  • Bartlett J D (2000) Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2000. Facts and Comparisons. St Louis, MO.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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