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Retisert Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- What are the possible side effects of fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- What is the most important information I should know about fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before receiving a fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- How is the fluocinolone ophthalmic implant put into place (Retisert)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Retisert)?
- What happens if I overdose (Retisert)?
- What should I avoid after receiving a fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- What other drugs will affect fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Retisert)?
Since the fluocinolone ophthalmic implant is surgically put into place, you will not be on a dosing schedule for this medication.
If you are taking medication to control pressure inside your eyes and you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Retisert)?
An overdose of fluocinolone is unlikely to occur with the ophthalmic implant.
What should I avoid after receiving a fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
Do not use any eye medications that your doctor has not prescribed.
Fluocinolone ophthalmic implant can cause dizziness or blurred vision. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
Avoid wearing contact lenses after receiving the fluocinolone ophthalmic implant unless your doctor has told you to.
What other drugs will affect fluocinolone ophthalmic implant (Retisert)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you are using any other steroid medications, including:
- nasal or inhaled steroids such as budesonide (Pulmicort, Rhinocort, Symbicort), flunisolide (AeroBid, Nasarel), fluticasone (Advair, Flonase, Flovent), mometasone (Asmanex, Nasonex), or triamcinolone (Azmacort); or
- steroid medication taken by mouth such as betamethasone (Celestone), budesonide (Entocort), dexamethasone (Decadron, Hexadrol), fludrocortisone (Florinef), hydrocortisone (Cortef, Hydrocortone), prednisone (Deltasone, Meticorten, Orasone, others), methylprednisolone (Medrol), triamcinolone (Aristocort).
There may be other drugs that can affect fluocinolone ophthalmic implant. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor can provide more information about fluocinolone ophthalmic implant written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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