Flurbiprofen Ophthalmic Solution Summary:
Flurbiprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in the eye to treat or prevent inflammation of the eye. One of the most common conditions in horses in which flurbiprofen is used is called uveitis, AKA Moon blindness. It may also be used to inhibit constriction of the pupil during eye surgery.
Who is it for:
Flurbiprofen is used in horses, dogs and cats.
Decreases inflammation and pain in the eye by preventing the formation of chemicals in the inflammatory response.
How is it given:
Always follow direction from your veterinarian.
Flurbiprofen is dropped directly into your horses’s eye.
If discharge is present, the area should be cleansed with a sterile eyewash solution prior to applying the ointment or solution.
Always wash your hands before and after applying Flurbiprofen.
If you are applying more than one medication to the eye, allow 5 minutes between applications so one medication is not washed out by the next. Be sure not to interchange the caps of the medications.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
May increase pressure in the eye.
The medication may sting slightly when first applied.
If your horse experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately.
Store in a tight, light-resistant, childproof container at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children and pets.
USEF Rules: None