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HMS Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- What are the possible side effects of medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- What is the most important information I should know about medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- Who should not use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- How should I use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (HMS)?
- What happens if I overdose (HMS)?
- What should I avoid while using medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- What other drugs will affect medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
- Where can I get more information?
Who should not use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
Do not use medrysone ophthalmic if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in your eye without also receiving proper anti-infective treatment.
Medrysone ophthalmic is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether medrysone ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medication without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is also not known whether medrysone ophthalmic passes into breast milk. Do not use medrysone ophthalmic without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How should I use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
Use medrysone eyedrops exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these directions, ask your pharmacist, nurse, or doctor to explain them to you.
Wash your hands before using the eyedrops.
To apply the eyedrops:
- Shake the bottle gently to be sure the medicine is well mixed. Tilt your head back slightly and pull down on your lower eyelid. Position the dropper above your eye. Look up and away from the dropper. Squeeze out the prescribed number of drops and close your eye. Apply gentle pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to prevent the liquid from draining down your tear duct. If you are using drops in both eyes, repeat the process in the other eye.
Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.
Do not use any eyedrop that is discolored or has particles in it.
Store medrysone ophthalmic at room temperature away from moisture and heat. Keep the bottle properly capped.
Additional HMS Information
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