isoflurophate-ophthalmic ointment (cont.)

PRECAUTIONS: Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have any of the following: asthma, epilepsy, heart disease, low or high blood pressure, myasthenia gravis, overactive thyroid, Parkinsonism, stomach problems, urinary tract trouble, other eye problems. Avoid exposure to insecticides. Some types of insecticides may alter the effectiveness of this medication. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding before using this medication.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially: anticholinergics (e.g., drugs used to lessen abdominal cramps or bladder spasms), antihistamines, antidepressants, carbamazepine, disopyramide, cyclobenzaprine, quinidine, ipratropium, medication for motion sickness, flavoxate, oxybutynin, procainamide, drugs used for myasthenia gravis. 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 be discolored.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, and are using every other day: apply as soon as remembered if you remember that same day. If you do not remember until the next day, apply it then and skip the next day. If you are using the medication once daily and should miss a dose: apply as soon as remembered if remembered that same day. If you do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. If you are using more than once daily: apply as soon as remembered unless it is almost time for the next dose. If it is, skip the missed dose and resume your usual schedule. Do not, under any circumstance, "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.

Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005

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