Generic Name : Dipivefrin Ophthalmic Pronunciation : dye pl ve trin Therapeutic Classification : Antiglaucoma Agents ICD Code : Y56.5
International- Propine eye drops. Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is a prodrug of epinephrine, prescribed for glaucoma, a condition in which increased eye pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision. It decreases the pressure in the eye. When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Contraindicated in patients with narrow angle glaucoma and hypersensitivity.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
The usual dosage (ophthalmic solution 0.1%) is one drop into the eye(s) every 12 hours. How it should be taken :
It comes as eye drops to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician. Warnings and Precautions :
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of high blood pressure, heart or blood vessel disease, irregular heartbeat or asthma, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
* Avoid using contact lenses while using this eye drops. Side Effects :
Eye irritation, discomfort, burning, stinging, inflammation, swelling, pain, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light and glare.
*Avoid excess dosage. Storage Conditions :
Store it at room temperature in the dark and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep away from children.
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