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Oxymetazoline Ophthalmic Solution

Brands: Upneeq

Uses

This medicine is used for the following purposes:

  • inflammation of the eyes
  • eye

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.

Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.

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.

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 schedule. Do not take 2 doses 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 15 minutes before using the other medicine.

If also using an eye ointment, use drops at least 15 minutes before the ointment.

Use this medicine at the same time each day.

Store in original bottle, tightly closed and upright.

Discard any remaining medicine.

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

Cautions

For use only in the eyes. May be harmful if swallowed.

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.

It is unknown if this medicine passes into breast milk. Ask your doctor before breastfeeding.

During pregnancy, this medicine should be used only when clearly needed. Talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Tell your doctor if symptoms do not get better or if they get worse.

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

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
  • dry eyes
  • irritation of the eyes
  • watering of the eyes

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

  • drooping eyelids
  • itching and swelling of eyelids
  • eye pain or swelling
  • redness of eyes
  • blurring or changes of vision

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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