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Vexol Patient Information including How Should I Take
In this Article
- What is rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- What are the possible side effects of rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- How should I use rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vexol)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vexol)?
- What should I avoid while using rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- What other drugs will affect rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
- Where can I get more information?
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
You should not use this medication if you are allergic to rimexolone, or if you have a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection in your eye without also receiving proper anti-infective treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether rimexolone ophthalmic will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using this medication.
It is not known whether rimexolone ophthalmic passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are using rimexolone ophthalmic.
How should I use rimexolone ophthalmic (Vexol)?
Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Do not use this medication while wearing contact lenses. Rimexolone ophthalmic may contain a preservative that can discolor soft contact lenses. Wait at least 15 minutes after using rimexolone ophthalmic before putting your contact lenses in.
The usual dose of rimexolone ophthalmic is 1 or 2 drops into each affected eye. How often you use this medication will depend on the condition you are treating. Follow your doctor's instructions.
Your doctor may prescribe two separate bottles of rimexolone ophthalmic, one to use in each eye. This is to keep from passing infection from one eye to the other. Be sure to mark each bottle for the right or left eye, and use the eye drops from that bottle only in that eye.
Shake the medicine well just before using a dose.
Wash your hands before using eye medication.
To apply the eye drops:
- Tilt your head back slightly and pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper above the eye with the tip down. Look up and away from the dropper as you squeeze out a drop, then close your eye.
- Use only the number of drops your doctor has prescribed.
- Gently press your finger to the inside corner of the eye (near your nose) for about 1 minute to keep the liquid from draining into your tear duct.
- If you use more than one drop in the same eye, wait about 5 minutes before putting in the next drop.
- Also wait at least 10 minutes before using any other eye drops that your doctor has prescribed.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper to touch any surface, including your eyes or hands. If the dropper becomes contaminated it could cause an infection in your eye, which can lead to vision loss or serious damage to the eye.
Do not use the eye drops if the liquid has changed colors or has particles in it. Call your doctor for a new prescription.
Store in an upright position at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Do not freeze. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use.
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