Acuvail vs. Nevanac Prior to Cataract Surgery

August 24, 2010

I am scheduled for cataract surgery later this week.  My doctor prescribed and gave instructions for me to use Acuvail (drops) twice daily and Zymar 4 times daily, for three days before surgery and afterward.  When I picked up the prescriptions, he had changed the Acuvail to Nevanac 3 times daily. What is the difference between Acuvail and Nevanac, and why might he have changed the prescription?  I believe both are NSAIDs.




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2 Responses to “Acuvail vs. Nevanac Prior to Cataract Surgery”

  • Appa

    What I could understand is that although Acuvail is a better product than Nevanac in terms of patient comfort and dosing requirement, it was not probably not available and that was the reason for the change.

  • ari weitzner

    they are nearly identical and equally effective. maybe your drug plan referred one over the other- that happens to me a lot. maybe the pharmacy ran out of acuvail. they are totally interchangeable. dont sweat it.