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Generic: apraclonidine ophthalmic
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It is used to lower pressure in the eye caused glaucoma, eye surgery, or other conditions.
               



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What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol can make you more drowsy and dizzy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before putting drops in the eye. Contact lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eyes.

Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • conjunctivitis or pink eye
  • inflamed, swollen, painful, or infected eyes or eyelids

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • blurred vision
  • burning, stinging, itching of the eyes immediately after use
  • dry eyes, or the feeling of something in the eye
  • dry mouth or nose
  • headache
  • sensitivity of the eyes to sunlight

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store this medicine in the original bottle between 2 and 27 degrees C (36 to 80 degrees F). Protect from freezing and light. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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