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    Information about Dipivefrin

    Dipivefrin uses

    Dipivefrin is used in the treatment of glaucoma.

    How dipivefrin works

    Dipivefrin decreases the pressure in the eyeball by decreasing the formation of aqueous humor (clear watery fluid filling the space in front of an eyeball ).

    Common side effects of dipivefrin

    Headache, Stinging in the eyes, Follicular conjunctivitis, Foreign body sensation in eyes, Eye pain, Eye itching, Blurred vision, Dilation of the pupil of the eye, Burning sensation in eye, Allergic reaction in eye

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    Expert advice for Dipivefrin

    • 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).
    • Dipivefrin may cause allergic reaction in the form of eyelid swelling, eye discomfort, foreign-object sensation, redness and itching. Notify your doctor if any of these occur.
    • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop. This minimizes the risk of side effects.
    • Take care to prevent contact of eye dispenser with eye, eyelid, eyelashes, or finger to avoid infection.
    • Remove contact lenses before using Betagan and allow at least 15 minutes before re-inserting them.
    • When applying multiple eye medications, wait for at least 5-15 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.

    Content on this page was last updated on 21 December, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)