How Does Ophthalmic Riboflavin 5’-Phosphate Work?

Reviewed on 6/25/2021

What is ophthalmic riboflavin 5-phosphate and how does it work?

Ophthalmic riboflavin 5'-phosphate is a photosensitive medication used in combination with ultraviolet (UV) light, to strengthen the cornea. The procedure causes crosslinking of the collagen in the cornea’s supportive structure (stroma), which stiffens and strengthens the cornea.

How is ophthalmic riboflavin 5-phosphate used?

Ophthalmic riboflavin 5'-phosphate is an ophthalmic solution that is topically applied every two minutes for 30 minutes accompanied by UV light radiation in the eye. The procedure is used to treat eye conditions such as:

What are the side effects of ophthalmic riboflavin 5-phosphate?

Side effects of ophthalmic riboflavin 5’-phosphate treatment may include:

Information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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What are names of some ophthalmic riboflavin 5-phosphate drugs?

Generic and brand names of ophthalmic riboflavin 5'-phosphate include:

References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/photrexa-photrexa-viscous-riboflavin-5-phosphate-ophthalmic-999913

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