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Using Flurbiprofen Sodium Eye Drops in Pets

A Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Improves Uveitis in Dogs and Cats

By Team PetCareRx. May 22, 2013

Flurbiprofen Bottle





indications for Flurbiprofen

Flurbiprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory for both dogs and cats. Flurbiprofen, when in an opthalmic solution, is designed to improve uveitis eye condition. A few drops can relieve redness, itchiness, and inflammation in the eyes. Otherwise it can be used to treat the pain, swelling, and inflammation caused by osteoarthritis.

Precautions

Flurbiprofen can cause extreme side effects in some animals. The drug should not be administered to animals that have hypersensitivity or allergy to the drug, or to any of the topical or systemic NSAIDs. Flurbiprofen should not be prescribed to pets that are suffering from eye hemorrhage or defects associated with systemic clotting. The medicine has the possibility to increase bleeding tendencies during eye surgery when it is used before operation. Besides, Flurbiprofen delays healing of wounds and should be completely avoided in case of corneal ulceration. The drug should be used with extreme caution during the active wound-healing phase subsequent to eye surgery.

Dosage

Always consult a veterinarian before administering Flurbiprofen to your dog or cat. If your pet has active uveitis, administer drops 2-3 times daily. If your pet struggles with chronic uveitis, administer drops 1-2 times daily. Even if your pet's symptoms subside, it's important that you follow through with the entire length of the prescribed treatment plan.

Side Effects

Flurbiprofen can cause numerous side effects. This drug should not be prescribed in case of glaucoma. If the pet experiences pressure within the eye, careful monitoring must be done during administration. Flurbiprofen has the tendency to interact with various other medications. Do consult a veterinarian to find out if other drugs the pet is taking, might interact with flurbiprofen.

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Flurbiprofen at a glance

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  • 1For dogs and cats
  • 2A non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
  • 3An opthalmic solution
  • 4Treats uveitis eye condition and itchiness and inflammation of the eyes, and osteoarthritis symptoms