Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure. This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve which is responsible for normal vision. If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually with time lead to blindness. Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.
Q. How should you use Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop?
Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop eye drops are usually instilled once or twice a day at evenly spaced intervals until the pressure in the eye is controlled (about 4 weeks). After that, it can be instilled once a day or as advised by the doctor. Follow the directions of your doctor carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand. Use Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.
Q. Can I stop Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop if I am fine now?
No, you should not stop using Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight.
Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?
You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis, or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop.
Q. Can I use Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop with contact lenses?
No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Lopres 0.5% Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 6th May 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.