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Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop


Overview

Introduction

Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop is used in the treatment of ocular hypertension (pressure in the eye) and glaucoma. It helps to lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss. This medicine may be used alone or in combination with another eye drop that reduces pressure in the eye.

Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using the medication. Avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface as it may contaminate the eye drop. For best results, use it daily in the evening or at night.

The common side effects include burning sensation, itching, or temporary blurring of the eyes. If they persist or worsen, inform your doctor.  If these side effects persist for a longer duration, please inform your doctor. Caution is advised for driving after administration of this injection if your eyes are not able to concentrate and react.

Uses of Apbidin P Eye Drop

Side effects of Apbidin P Eye Drop

Common
  • Erythema
  • Foreign body sensation in eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Dryness in mouth
  • Dermatitis
  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Ocular hyperemia
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk)
  • Eye itching
  • Allergic reaction in eye

How to use Apbidin P Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Apbidin P Eye Drop works

Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop is a sympathomimetic. It works by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop is generally considered safe to use during pregnancy. Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effects to the developing baby; however, there are limited human studies.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
To reduce the amount of Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop that reaches the breastmilk, place pressure over the corner of the eye for 1 minute or more, then remove the excess solution with an absorbent tissue.
Driving
UNSAFE
Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop may cause blurred or abnormal vision. This effect may seem worse at night or in reduced lighting and this may affect the ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Apbidin P Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick Tips

  • Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop 2-3 times daily in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Remove contact lenses before using Apbidin P 0.15% Eye Drop and allow at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • It may cause temporary burning or itching sensation in the eye. Inform your doctor if this does not go away.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Patient Concerns

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Doctor advised for medication for glaucoma suspect only because eye pressure is 22 but all other tests are normal.medicine , 9 pm drops is prescribed. Please advice
Dr. Vishal Arora
Eye Specialist
Ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma eventually. Continue the drops
I am looking for I kul plus eye drop but i am not able to get in Banglore suggest Me some eye drop for that my eyes become red so remove that redness I want this dropOne of chemist suggest me tears plus drop is this substitute of I kul plus please give on eye drop name for I become red now my I become red as bloodThese are my right eye prescription but after using these drop my eyes is still red so normally I was using I kul plus but now it's not in supply can please give me any substitute for that
Dr. Richa Jain
Eye Specialist
Seems u r having glaucoma. Using these drops may a Also cause redness. Or raised iOp can also cause it. Again go for eye checkup by
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FAQs

Q. Is Apbidin P a beta blocker?

No, Apbidin P is not a beta blocker. It is an alpha adrenergic agonist which means it acts on alpha adrenergic receptor present in the eye. This medicine reduces the high pressure in the eye by decreasing the amount of fluid in the eyes. It has minimal effect on heart and lungs.

Q. Do Apbidin P make you sleepy?

Yes, Apbidin P may cause drowsiness and may also cause fatigue which may impair the ability to drive or use machinery. It may also cause blurred or abnormal vision which could cause difficulty in driving or using machinery, especially at night or in reduced lighting. You should avoid driving or using machinery until these symptoms have subsided.

Q. Does Apbidin P lower blood pressure?

Apbidin P may cause low or high blood pressure. Before taking Apbidin P, inform your doctor if you are already taking any medicines to lower blood pressure. Moreover, keep a regular check on your blood pressure while you are taking Apbidin P.

Q. Does Apbidin P cause pupil dilation?

No, Apbidin P does not cause pupil dilation. On the contrary, in very rare cases, it may cause pupil constriction, also called miosis. If you experience miosis, you may have night vision difficulty, halos and glare. Contact your doctor if you experience these symptoms.

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