unoprostone - ophthalmic, Rescula (cont.)
SIDE EFFECTS: Burning/stinging/itching/irritation of the eyes, dry eyes, eyelid swelling, watery eyes, dizziness, headache, darkening of the eyelids, or changes in the color/length of eyelashes may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.This medication may cause a slow, permanent color change to the colored portion of the eye (iris) and surrounding skin. This color change (to brown) may not be noticeable for months or years and the long-term effects are uncertain. Consult your doctor for more details.Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: any other eye changes (such as redness/swelling/discharge, sensitivity to light), eye pain, vision changes or change in color perception, sagging eyelids.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, including: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.In the US -Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
PRECAUTIONS: Before using unoprostone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as preservatives like benzalkonium chloride), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: other eye problems (such as macular edema, uveitis, lens extraction/aphakia), eye infections, eye injury or surgeries, contact lens use.This drug may make you dizzy or cause temporary vision changes after application. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products).During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. However, it is unlikely to harm a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/16/2014
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