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Bepreve Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- What are the possible side effects of bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- What is the most important information I should know about bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- How should I use bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Bepreve)?
- What happens if I overdose (Bepreve)?
- What should I avoid while using bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- What other drugs will affect bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to bepotastine.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether bepotastine is harmful to an unborn baby. Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant during treatment.
It is not known whether bepotastine ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not use this medication in a child younger than 2 years old.
How should I use bepotastine ophthalmic (Bepreve)?
Use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use it in larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Wash your hands before using the eye drops.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the dropper tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
- Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
- Do not allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including the eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Store the drops at room temperature away from heat and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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