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Propine Side Effects Center
Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP
Propine (dipivefrin HCI ophthalmic solution) is used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye). It works by regulating the flow of fluid within the eye to maintain a normal pressure. This medication is available in generic form. Common side effects include burning/stinging/irritation/redness of the eye, blurred vision, headache, and increased sensitivity to light.
The usual dosage of Propine is one drop in the eye(s) every 12 hours. Other drugs may interact with Propine ophthalmic. Avoid using any eye medications your doctor has not prescribed. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use. Propine should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. It is unknown if this drug passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.
Our Propine (dipivefrin HCI ophthalmic solution) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is Patient Information in Detail?
Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.
Propine in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects
Stop using dipivefrin and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- severe stinging or burning in your eyes;
- fast or uneven heart rate; or
- high blood pressure (severe headache, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath).
Less serious side effects may include:
- burning, stinging, or itching of your eyes;
- blurred vision;
- redness of the eye or eyelid;
- sensitivity to light;
- eye pain; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Propine (Dipivefrin)
What is Patient Information Overview?
A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.
Propine Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects
Although unlikely, this medication may cause dark staining on your eyes. Tell your doctor promptly if this occurs.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: eye pain/swelling, severe headaches, fast/irregular heartbeat.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the entire patient information overview for Propine (Dipivefrin)
What is Prescribing information?
The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.
Propine FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
The most frequent side effects reported with PROPINE® (dipivefrin) alone were injection in 6.5% of patients and burning and stinging in 6%. Follicular conjunctivitis, eye pain, mydriasis, blurry vision, eye pruritus, headache and allergic reaction to PROPINE® (dipivefrin) ophthalmic solution have been reported. Epinephrine therapy can lead to adrenochrome deposits in the conjunctiva and cornea.
Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Propine (Dipivefrin)
Additional Propine Information
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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