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physostigmine-ophthalmic ointment

GENERIC NAME: PHYSOSTIGMINE - OPHTHALMIC OINTMENT (fye-so-STIG-meen, off-THAL-mick)

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USES: This medication reduces pressure in the eye. It is used to treat glaucoma.

HOW TO USE: Wash hands first. Avoid touching the tip of the tube to any surface. Tilt head back and pull down lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place the tube as near as possible to the eyelid without touching it. Squeeze a 1/2 inch ribbon of ointment into the pouch of the eyelid. Blink your eyes a few times to allow dispersion of the medication over the eye surface. Wipe off any excess from the eyelids and eyelashes with tissue. Close lid tightly. Wash hands again to remove any ointment that may have come into contact with your hands.




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