ACTION: Reduce inflammation, treat infection, reduce intra-ocular pressure. Some ophthalmic products provide lubrication of the eyes.
USE: Follow your doctor's directions for use of these medications. Always wash your hands before and after the use of any eye medication. To use eye drops, tilt your head back and with your index finger, pull the lower lid away from the eye to form a pouch. Drop the medicine into the pouch and gently apply pressure to the inside corner of the eyes for 1 to 2 minutes. Do not blink and keep your eyes closed during this time. Do not touch the applicator tip to any surface, including your eye. If using more than one eye drop medicine, use them at least ten minutes apart.
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS AND PRECAUTIONS: Some common side effects include temporary blurring of vision, headaches, sensitivity to bright light, itching, and dryness or bitter taste in the mouth. If these side effects continue or become bothersome, contact your doctor. Contact your doctor immediately if you experience a rash or irritated eyelids. If you experience any other side effects not listed above, contact your physician.
Betaxolol (Betoptic, Betoptic S)
Brimonbide Tartrate (Alphagan)
Dipivefrin HCL (Propine)
Pilocarpine HCL (Isopto Carpine, Pilocar)
Timolol Maleate (Timoptic)
Dexamethasone (Decadron Phospate, Maxidex)
Fluorometholone (Flarex, FML)
Prednisolone (Inflamase Forte, Pred Forte)
Sodium Sulfacetamide (Bleph-10 Liquifilm, Sodium Sulamyd)
D. Artificial Tears