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a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug applied topically to the conjunctiva to inhibit miosis during ophthalmic surgery.
suprofen/su·pro·fen/ (soo-pro´fen) a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug applied topically to the conjunctiva to inhibit miosis during ophthalmic surgery.
an oral nonsteroidal antiinflammatory analgesic.
indications It is used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain and primary dysmenorrhea.
contraindications It is contraindicated for patients who experience asthma, rhinitis, urticaria, or other allergic reactions from the use of aspirin or other nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs. It is not recommended for patients with a history of peptic ulcers or risk of other types of GI bleeding.
adverse effects Reported side effects include severe flank pain, nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, flatulence, headache, dizziness, sedation, and sleep disturbances.