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Risk of Contamination
This product is sterile when packaged. Advise patients not to allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, as this may contaminate the emulsion.
Use of the same bottle for both eyes is not recommended with topical eye drops that are used in association with surgery.
Risk of Secondary Infection
If pain develops, or if redness, itching, or inflammation becomes aggravated, advise patients to consult a physician.
Contact Lens Wear
DUREZOL should not be instilled while wearing contact lenses. Advise patients to remove contact lenses prior to instillation of DUREZOL. The preservative in DUREZOL may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses may be reinserted after 10 minutes following administration of DUREZOL.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/4/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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