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Generic: dipivefrin ophthalmic
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It is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

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What is this medicine?

DIPIVEFRIN (dye PI ve frin) is used in the eye to treat open- angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • closed- angle glaucoma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to dipivefrin, epinephrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Remove contact lenses before using this medicine. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt the head back slightly and pull down the lower lid with the index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye for a few moments to spread the drops. Do not blink. Wait 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use it more often than directed. Do not stop using except on the advice of your doctor or health care professional.

If you are using another eye drop, wait at least 10 minutes before you use the next eye medication.

If you are using the bottle with the compliance cap (C Cap) make sure the number 1 appears in the window of the cap before your first use. Remove the cap and apply your medication. After each dose, rotate the bottle until the cap clicks to the next number.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

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