Dipivefrin Ophthalmic: Side effects, precaution, Indication

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Dipivefrin Ophthalmic: Indications

Ophthlamic dipivefrin is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Dipivefrin works by decreasing the pressure in the eye….

Dipivefrin Ophthalmic: Side Effects

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: severe stinging or burning in your eyes; fast or uneven heart rate; or high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath).

Less serious side effects may include: burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes; blurred vision; redness of the eye or eyelid; sensitivity to light; eye pain; or headache.

Stop using dipivefrin and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat….

Dipivefrin Ophthalmic: Precaution

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to dipivefrin, or if you have narrow-angle glaucoma.

Before using dipivefrin, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any drugs, or if you have high blood pressure or a history of cataract surgery.

Do not use this medication while you are wearing contact lenses. This medication may contain a preservative that can be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using dipivefrin before putting your contact lenses in.

Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye….