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Do not touch dropper tip to any surface, as this may contaminate the solution. For topical use only-not for injection. In infants and small children, use with extreme caution.
To avoid excessive absorption, the lacrimal sac should be compressed by digital pressure for two to three minutes after instillation. To avoid inducing angle closure glaucoma, an estimation of the depth of the angle of the anterior chamber should be made.
PATIENT WARNING: Patient should be advised not to drive or engage in other hazardous activities when drowsy or while pupils are dilated. Patient may experience sensitivity to light and should protect eyes in bright illumination during dilation. Parents should be warned not, to get this preparation in their child†s mouth and to wash their own hands and the child†s hands following administration.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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