unoprostone - ophthalmic, Rescula
GENERIC NAME: UNOPROSTONE - OPHTHALMIC (ue-noe-PROST-one)
BRAND NAME(S): Rescula
USES: Unoprostone is used to treat high pressure inside the eyes caused by glaucoma (open-angle type) or other eye diseases (such as ocular hypertension). Lowering high pressure inside the eyes may help prevent blindness.
HOW TO USE: To apply eye drops, wash hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface.If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using eye drops. Wait at least 15 minutes before replacing your contact lenses.Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch as directed by your doctor, usually every 12 hours. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose). Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye. If directed to use this medication in both eyes, repeat these steps for your other eye.Do not rinse the dropper. Replace the dropper cap after each use.If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye.Use this medication regularly to get the most benefit from it. To help you remember, use it at the same times each day.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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