Ozurdex Drug Interactions
Bromday, Ocufen, and Acular are just a few of the eye medicines that can potentially interact with Ozurdex. NSAID (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug) eye medications such as these may slow down eye healing when used with Ozurdex, so tell your healthcare provider if you are using them before starting treatment.
Ozurdex® (dexamethasone intravitreal implant) is a prescription eye implant that contains the medication dexamethasone, a corticosteroid (or just "steroid" for short). It is injected directly into the eye to treat certain eye conditions that cause swelling of the eye. Ozurdex may interact with a few other eye medications.
Some of the products that may lead to drug interactions with Ozurdex include nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) eye medicines, such as:
- Bromfenac eye drops (Bromday™, Xibrom™)
- Diclofenac eye drops (Voltaren Ophthalmic®)
- Flurbiprofen eye drops (Ocufen®)
- Ketorolac eye drops (Acular®, Acular LS®, Acuvail®)
- Nepafenac ophthalmic suspension (Nevanac®).
Using steroid eye medicines such as Ozurdex with NSAID eye medicines might slow down healing. Steroid eye medicines are generally not used in combination with NSAID eye medicines. Talk to your healthcare provider about this potential interaction if you use an NSAID eye drop.
At this time, it seems unlikely that Ozurdex would interact with most other drugs. However, it is possible that there are currently unknown interactions that may be discovered at a later date. Therefore, make sure to check with your healthcare provider about any possible interactions that may apply to you.