Medications


Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution 0.5%

Uses

For glaucoma.

Instructions

If you use contact lenses, remove the contacts before using the medicine. Wait 15 minutes after using the medicine before putting the contacts back on.

Please ask your pharmacist if this medicine should be refrigerated or stored at room temperature.

Ask your doctor, nurse or pharmacist to show you how to use this medicine correctly.

Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.

Do not let the tip of the container touch your eye. Do not touch the tip with your hands or let it touch other surfaces. This can cause a serious eye infection.

It is important that you keep taking each dose of this medicine on time even if you are feeling well.

If you forget to take a dose on time, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, do not take the missed dose. Return to your normal dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses of this medicine at one time.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.

If you are using another eye medicine, wait at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.

Use this medicine at the same time each day.

Do not use any other eye medicine without your doctor's knowledge.

Do not take the medicine more than three times during 24 hours.

Cautions

Tell your doctor about all your medical conditions before starting this medicine, especially other eye conditions.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Do not use the medication any more than instructed.

This medicine may cause blurry vision.

Your ability to stay alert or to react quickly may be impaired by this medicine. Do not drive or operate machinery until you know how this medicine will affect you.

Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.

Do not share this medicine with anyone who has not been prescribed this medicine.

While you are on this medicine, it is very important to follow your doctor's instructions for any medical appointments or tests.

Side Effects

The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.

  • blurry vision
  • burning or stinging
  • discomfort in the eyes
  • dizziness or drowsiness

Call your doctor or get medical help right away if you notice any of these more serious side effects:

  • irregular heart beat
  • slow heartbeat
  • mood changes

A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.

Extra

Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.

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