This medication is a product that is mainly used to reduce the swelling of the surface of the eye within certain eye conditions. Decreasing the swelling of the cornea (which is the eye’s clear protective outer layer) may lessen eye discomfort and irritation that has been caused by the swelling.
This medication works by drawing fluid out of the cornea to reduce any type of swelling that may be occurring.
This product is only to be recommended by a doctor, and is issued to you by prescription only. If you given any pamphlets or flyers about this medication it is best to read them thoroughly.
Before applying, make sure to wash your hands first, and to avoid any contamination, do not let the tip of the tube touch your eye or any other surface.
It is important to wash your hands before applying this medication. And if you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using the eye ointment, Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing them.
Roll the ointment tube in your hands for a minute or two, and it will help make the ointment flow out easier. When ready, tilt your head back and look up. Pull back your lower eye lid and create what appears to be a pouch. Hold the tube directly over the eye and place Place a 1/4-inch (0.6-centimeter) strip of ointment into the pouch. Gently close your eye afterwards and roll your eyeball in various directions to help the medication spread.
Try not to blink and do not rub your eye. Do not rinse the dropper and replace the dropper cap after use.
Remove any extra solution around the eye with a tissue and then wash your hands to remove any of the medication that may be on them.
If you are using any other type of eye medications, it is best to wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before using them.
Before taking this medication, it is best to advise your doctor if you are allergic to Sodium Chloride; or to any other medications or allergies in general.
Before taking this medication, it is for the best to inform you doctor of you Medical history. Especially of; other eye problems.
After you apply this product, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely.
Do not use this product while pregnant.
Some of these side effects may occur when taking this medication; they are as follows; Eye discomfort, burning, redness, or temporary blurred vision may occur. However if any of these effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor right away.
Tell your doctor right away if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain, vision changes.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
What happens if I suddenly stop taking this medication?
There may be a relapse in symptoms as well as side effects. You should speak your doctor before stop taking this medication.
What is the best dosage to take?
The diagnosis with your doctor will be able to determine the best dosage for your treatment. Work with your doctor closely for dosage and dosing schedules.
What happens if I miss a dose?
You should take the missed dose as soon you realize you have forgotten. If the forgotten dose is closer to your next scheduled dose, take the next schedule dose to avoid overlapping in dose.
What is the best way to store this medication?
This medication is stored at room temperature, and should be kept away from children and pets. Do not throw away this medication in the wastebasket. If you are uncertain how to dispose of this medication speak with your pharmacist for help in safely disposing of this medication.
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