Dipivefrin Ophthalmic - Drug Information

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General Information on Dipivefrin Ophthalmic

Generic Name : Dipivefrin Ophthalmic

Pronunciation : dye pl ve trin

Latest prescription information about Dipivefrin Ophthalmic. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y56.5 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiglaucoma Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Dipivefrin Ophthalmic

India : 

International : 

Propine eye drops

Why is Dipivefrin Ophthalmic 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 should Dipivefrin Ophthalmic not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with narrow angle glaucoma and hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category B :

Animal studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and appropriate studies on pregnant women are lacking.

What is the dosage of Dipivefrin Ophthalmic?

The usual dosage (ophthalmic solution 0.1%) is one drop into the eye(s) every 12 hours.

How should Dipivefrin Ophthalmic be taken?

It comes as eye drops to instill over the affected eyes as directed by your physician.

What are the warnings and precautions for Dipivefrin Ophthalmic?

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.

What are the side effects of Dipivefrin Ophthalmic?

Eye irritation, discomfort, burning, stinging, inflammation, swelling, pain, blurred vision and increased sensitivity to light and glare.

What are the other precautions for Dipivefrin Ophthalmic?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Dipivefrin Ophthalmic?

Store it at room temperature in the dark and away from excess heat and moisture. Keep away from children.

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