Ilevro Eye Drops (Nepafenac)

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0.3% 3ml
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Ilevro Eye Drops (Nepafenac) is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) designed for use in the eyes. This medication is primarily used to reduce pain and inflammation following cataract surgery. As an ophthalmic NSAID, Ilevro works by blocking the production of certain chemicals in the eyes that cause inflammation and discomfort.

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Chemical Name


Elimination half-life

0.74 hours

Dosage (Strength)

0.3% 3 ml


Not recommended for use during pregnancy


Ilevro Eye Drops

Protein binding

approximately 83.5%

PubChem CID






ATC code






Routes of administration

Eye Drops


To use the eye drops correctly, one drop of Ilevro 0.3% should be applied to the affected eye starting one day before the surgery, continuing on the day of the surgery, and throughout the first two weeks of the postoperative period. Additionally, an extra drop should be administered 30 to 120 minutes prior to the surgery.

When applying the eye drops, ensure your hands are clean and avoid touching the applicator tip to any surface, including the eye itself, to prevent contamination. Tilt your head back, gently pull down your lower eyelid, and look upward. Place the prescribed number of drops into the lower eyelid and keep your eyes closed for one to two minutes. Applying gentle pressure to the inner corner of the eye during this time can help the medication absorb better.

It is essential to follow the recommended dosage and not use the eye drops for more than two weeks, as prolonged use may increase the risk of serious side effects. If you experience any persistent or worsening symptoms, consult your doctor.


Ilevro Eye Drops contain the active ingredient nepafenac.


Avoid taking or using Ilevro Eye Drops if you have a history of hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to Nepafenac, other NSAIDs, or any ingredient in the eye drops.


  • Before using Ilevro Eye Drops, notify your doctor about:
    • Any medications you take, including over-the-counter and prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
    • Existing medical conditions such as diabetes, dry eye syndrome, arthritis, or a bleeding or blood-clotting disorder like hemophilia.
    • Upcoming surgeries or procedures, as the use of Ilevro might affect the healing process or interact with other medications used during surgery.
    • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Extended use of Ilevro may lead to severe corneal issues, such as thinning or even perforation of the cornea. If you have conditions like diabetes or dry eyes, use caution.
  • Do not use the drops while wearing contact lenses, as the preservatives in the eye drops may cause lens damage or discomfort. Talk to your healthcare expert to find out when you can safely put them back in.
  • Taking Ilevro for longer than two weeks after surgery or more than a day before going into surgery might increase the likelihood of complications with the cornea.
  • Exercise caution with Ilevro if you're prone to bleeding or are on medications that could prolong bleeding. The eye drop can make you more susceptible to bleeding issues.
  • If you're also using other topical treatments like corticosteroids, know that Ilevro could slow down the healing process. Always consult your doctor for regular check-ups while using this medication.
  • Monitor your eye conditions and notify your doctor if you experience any changes or worsening symptoms.

Side Effects

Ilevro may cause a range of side effects. Common side effects include blurred or hazy vision, decreased vision, the sensation of having something in the eye, a sticky feeling in the eye, and increased sensitivity to light. Users may experience watery eyes, crusting, or drainage of the eyes, as well as puffy eyelids.

In some cases, more serious side effects can occur. These may involve delayed healing, increased bleeding time, and hypersensitivity reactions. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience serious side effects or if your symptoms worsen while using Ilevro Eye Drops.


  1. Ilevro Prescribing Information. East Hanover, NJ: Novartis; 2020.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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