epinephrine-type glaucoma eye medicine (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Headache, brow ache, or temporary burning or stinging may occur initially. These effects should disappear as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Vision may be temporarily blurred or unstable after applying eye drops. Use caution if driving or performing duties requiring clear vision. This medication may cause your eyes to be sensitive to bright light. Wear sunglasses. Inform your doctor if you develop: vision changes, eye pain, sweating, trembling, rapid heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: These eye-drops may contain a preservative that can cause serious allergic-type reactions in people sensitive to such preservatives. Be sure to read the ingredients of each bottle and ask your pharmacist if this applies to you. If you have had a bad reaction (itching, redness, swelling or inflammation of the eyes) to these eye-drops, tell your doctor. Before using these drops, tell your doctor if you have: high blood pressure, heart or blood vessel disease, irregular heartbeat, asthma. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: all eye medications. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. This medicine may be harmful if swallowed.
NOTES: Do not use this medication while wearing soft contact lenses. The lenses may become discolored.
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