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Rimexolone (ri-MEX-oh-lone ) belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids (cortisone-like medicines). It is used to treat inflammation of the eye, which may occur following eye surgery or with certain eye problems.
This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the following dosage form:
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine, the risks of using the medicine must be weighed against the good it will do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For ophthalmic rimexolone, the following should be considered:
Allergies- Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or allergic reaction to rimexolone or other corticosteroids. Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances, such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy- Ophthalmic rimexolone has not been studied in pregnant women. However, rimexolone has been shown to cause birth defects and other unwanted effects in the animal fetus when injected into pregnant animals.
Breast-feeding- It is not known whether enough rimexolone is absorbed from the eye to get into breast milk. Discuss with your physician whether or not to breast-feed while using this medicine.
Children- Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of rimexolone in children with use in other age groups.
Older adults- Many medicines have not been studied specifically in older people. Therefore, it may not be known whether they work exactly the same way they do in younger adults or if they cause different side effects or problems in older people. There is no specific information comparing use of rimexolone in the elderly with use in other age groups.
Other medical problems- The presence of other medical problems may affect the use of ophthalmic rimexolone. Make sure you tell your doctor if you have any other medical problems, especially:
Proper Use of This Medicine
Shake the container very well before applying the eye drops.
The dose of ophthalmic rimexolone will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label . The following information includes only the average doses of ophthalmic rimexolone. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, use 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 dosing schedule.
To store this medicine:
Precautions While Using This Medicine
An ophthalmologist (eye doctor) should examine your eyes at regular visits while you are using this medicine.
Side Effects of This Medicine
Side Effects of This Medicine
Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:
Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT