As mentioned previously, Bromday belongs to a group of medications called nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). As the name states, NSAIDs reduce inflammation. They do this by blocking an enzyme known as cyclooxygenase (COX), which is responsible for the production of substances in the body known as prostaglandins.
Prostaglandins have a variety of functions in the body. One of their roles is to activate an inflammatory response, including inflammation in the eye. They also cause pain. By blocking the production of prostaglandins, Bromday reduces inflammation and pain.
Bromday is given as an eye drop, and works directly in the eye. With normal use, very little, if any, of the drug is absorbed from the eye into the bloodstream.
This medication has not been adequately studied in children, and is not approved for use in individuals younger than 18 years old. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the particular risks and benefits of using Bromday in children.
Older adults can use Bromday. Individuals older than 65 years of age are expected to respond to and tolerate the medication no differently than those younger than age 65.