GENERIC NAME: CORTICOSTEROIDS - OPHTHALMIC DROPS
USES: This medication is used to treat swelling and itching of the eye (ophthalmic).
HOW TO USE: Use this as prescribed. To apply eye medication, wash hands first. Be careful not to touch the dropper tip or let it touch the affected area to avoid contamination. Shake suspension form well before using. Tilt your head back, gaze upward and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place dropper directly over eye and administer the prescribed number of drops. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. If you are using another kind of eye medication, wait five to ten minutes before applying.
SIDE EFFECTS: The side effects listed assume short-term use of this medication. This medication may temporarily sting when first applied. If it persists or becomes bothersome, inform your doctor. Vision may be temporarily blurred after applying eye medication. Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. Notify your doctor if you develop: skin rash, itching, redness or swelling in or around the eyes. Very unlikely effects: persistent vision problems, watering eye(s), eye pain. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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