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Alpha2 Agonist, Ophthalmic|
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to clonidine, apraclonidine, or any other part
of the medicine.
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of postsurgical intraocular
- Short-term medicine addition to patients who still have increased
|How does it work?|
- Apraclonidine decreases intraocular pressure in patients with elevated
or normal pressures. The patient may not have glaucoma. Some surgical procedures
may increase the pressure in the eye. This medicine brings the pressure
|How is it best taken?|
- For the eye only.
- Take out soft contact lenses before using medicine. Lenses can be
replaced 15 minutes after medicine is given.
- Do not touch the bottle or tube tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt head back and drop medicine into eye.
- After using medicine keep your eyes closed. Apply pressure to the
inside corner of the eye. Do this for 3-5 minutes. This keeps medicine in the
- Separate each eye medicine by 5 minutes. Give one and wait 5 minutes
before using the next.
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Avoid alcohol (includes wine, beer, and liquor) and other medicines
and herbs that slow your actions and reactions. This includes sedatives,
tranquilizers, mood stabilizers, or pain medicine. Talk with healthcare
- Do not use these medicines with monoamine oxidase inhibitors. These
include isocarboxazid, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine. Separate use by 2 weeks.
- This medicine should be used for less than 1 month.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Redness, itching, tearing, discomfort, and lid swelling.
- Blurred vision, dry eye, feeling as if something is in the eye.
- Dry mouth. Frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy, or chewing gum may
- Feeling tired or lightheaded. Avoid driving, doing other tasks or
activities that require you to be alert until you see how this medicine affects
|What should I monitor?|
- Check eye pressures regularly. Talk with healthcare provider.
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight, light-resistant container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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