unoprostone isopropyl-ophthalmic, Rescula
GENERIC NAME: UNOPROSTONE ISOPROPYL - OPHTHALMIC (you-no-PROST-own)
BRAND NAME(S): Rescula
USES: This medication is used to treat increased pressure within the eye(s) (open-angle glaucoma) in patients who are not able to use, or have not responded well to, other anti-glaucoma medications. Controlling glaucoma can help prevent blindness.
HOW TO USE: To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. If you wear contact lens, remove them before using this medication and keep them out of your eyes for at least 15 minutes after applying the medication. For best results, this medication must be used routinely, usually one drop in the affected eye(s) twice daily, or as directed by your doctor. Continue using this medication for the full time prescribed. Tilt your head back, gaze upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Place dropper directly over the eye and instill the prescribed number of drops in the eye. Look downward and gently close your eye for 1 to 2 minutes. Place one finger at the corner of the eye near the nose and apply gentle pressure. This will prevent the medication from draining away from the eye. Try not to blink and do not rub the eye. Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper 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.
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