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unoprostone isopropyl-ophthalmic, Rescula (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Burning/stinging, itching, and irritation of the eye(s), eye dryness, eyelid swelling, watery eyes, dizziness, headache, or changes in the length of eyelashes may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: any other changes in the feeling or appearance of the eye(s) including eye redness or swelling (e.g., conjunctivitis or "pinkeye"), eye pain, eye bleeding, unusual eye discharge, sensitivity to light. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: darkening of the eyelid(s), sagging eyelids, cough, trouble breathing, trouble sleeping, pain, frequent urination, unusual thirst, weight loss, fever with runny nose or congestion, back pain. 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. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, including: any allergies, other eye problems (e.g., angle closure, inflammatory or neovascular glaucoma), eye infections, eye injury or surgeries, contact lens use. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this drug passes into breast milk. Consult you doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of: other eye medications. 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. If this medicine is taken by mouth, 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.

NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store in a cool, dry place between 36 and 77 degrees F (2 to 25 degrees C).


Last Editorial Review: 3/2/2005



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