Generic Name: unoprostone, Ophthalmic Solution

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Highlights for unoprostone

Ophthalmic Solution
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UNOPROSTONE (yoo noh PROST ohn) lowers the pressure in the eye. It is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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unoprostone Side Effects

Ophthalmic Solution

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
  • blurred vision or other changes in vision
  • 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):

  • burning, stinging, itching, or minor discomfort of the eyes or eyelids
  • changes in the color of the eye(s) (increase in brown color), or darkening of the eyelashes or eyelid(s)
  • dry eyes or the feeling of something in the eye
  • increased flow of tears
  • increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
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unoprostone May Interact with Other Medications

Ophthalmic Solution

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use unoprostone

Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. 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 or any other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye gently. Do not blink. Use your medicine at regular intervals. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.

If you are to administer other eye medications, they should be used at least 5 minutes apart from this medication.

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

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

They need to know if you have, or have had any of these conditions:

  • closed-angle glaucoma
  • eye abrasion, infection, or inflammation
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to unoprostone or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
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 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 promptly. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, reddened (including 'pink eye' or conjunctivitis), painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional right away.

This medicine may cause your eye, eyelashes, and eyelids to darken or change color (brown). Tell your doctor or health care professional if this happens. These changes may be permanent.

If you develop an eye infection or injury, or have eye surgery scheduled, tell your health care professional that you use this product.

If you wear contact lenses, take them out before putting these drops in the eye. Wait at least 15 minutes after using the drops before putting your lenses back in.

Be careful not to touch the tip of the dispensing container onto the eye, or any other surface. Serious eye infections can result from contamination of eye solutions.

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

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of reach of children.

Store between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.

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