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Generic: rimexolone ophthalmic
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It is used to treat swelling, redness, and inflammation in the eye following eye surgery
               



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What is this medicine?

RIMEXOLONE (ri MEX oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat swelling, redness, and inflammation in the eye following eye surgery. It is also used to treat inflammation in the eye caused by a condition called uveitis.

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any active infection
  • glaucoma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rimexolone, other corticosteroids, 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. Shake well before using. Wash your hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye for a few moments to spread the drops. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

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.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Talk to your doctor or health care professional before using any other products in the eye.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can wear your lenses again.

               
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