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Slowed or Delayed Healing
Advise patients of the possibility that slow or delayed healing may occur while using NSAIDs.
Sterility of Dropper Tip
Advise patients to replace bottle cap after using and to not touch dropper tip to any surface, as this may contaminate the contents.
Advise patients that a single bottle of PROLENSA be used to treat only one eye.
Concomitant Use of Contact Lenses
Advise patients to remove contact lenses prior to instillation of PROLENSA. The preservative in PROLENSA, benzalkonium chloride, may be absorbed by soft contact lenses. Lenses may be reinserted after 10 minutes following administration of PROLENSA.
Concomitant Topical Ocular Therapy
If more than one topical ophthalmic medication is being used, the medicines should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/15/2013
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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