GENERIC NAME: CORTICOSTEROIDS - OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT
HOW TO USE: Apply this medication to the eye(s) inside the lower eyelid(s) as directed by your doctor. The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy. To apply eye ointment, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the ointment tube tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. For best results, this medication must be used routinely as directed. Continue using it for the full time prescribed. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using eye ointments. Then tilt your head back, gaze upward, and gently pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the ointment tube directly over the eye and place the prescribed amount of ointment using a slow, sweeping motion. Close your eye(s) for 1 to 2 minutes rolling your eyes in all directions to evenly apply the ointment. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the ointment tube tip. Replace the cap after each use. If you are using another kind of eye medication (e.g., drops or ointments), wait at least five minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments, to allow the eye drops to enter the eye.
SIDE EFFECTS: Eye burning or stinging, blurred vision, eye swelling, eye pain or redness, or dry eyes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur: rash, sores on the eyes (e.g., ulcers), vision changes. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
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