You can now buy Bromday (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) in generic form. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has assigned an "AT" rating to the generic version of the drug, which means that it is considered equivalent to brand-name Bromday. However, it may have different inactive ingredients.
Bromday® (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) is a prescription medication used to treat swelling and pain from cataract surgery. It is a topical, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that comes in the form of an eye drop.
Brand-name Bromday is made by Bausch & Lomb, Inc. under license from Senju Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd. The drug is also available in generic form.
Generic Bromday is available in one strength: Bromfenac 0.09% ophthalmic solution. It is made by manufacturers such as:
- Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
- Hi-Tech Pharmacal Co., Inc.
All generic medications must undergo certain tests to compare them to brand-name medications. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) then looks at these tests to decide if the generics are equivalent to the brand-name medications and assigns a rating to each one.
An "AT" rating means that the FDA has determined that a generic medication is equivalent to a brand-name medication. All of the generic versions of Bromday currently available have an "AT" rating, meaning they should be equivalent to the brand-name product.
However, generic medications are allowed to have different inactive ingredients than the brand-name medication. This might include fillers, dyes, or other ingredients that may cause problems for people with allergies or sensitivities.
Note that bromfenac is the active ingredient in other eye medicines approved to treat pain and swelling after cataract surgery, including:
Xibrom was a brand-name eye drop that contained bromfenac in a 0.09% ophthalmic solution (the same strength as Bromday), but was used twice a day. The manufacturer of Xibrom stopped making the medication, and it is no longer available. However, generic versions are still available.
Prolensa is a prescription eye drop that contains a lower strength of bromfenac (0.07%). Like Bromday, it is normally used once a day.