Vexol (Ophthalmic)


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Vexol (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Vexol (Ophthalmic)

Vexol (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

RIMEXOLONE (Into the eye)

Vexol (Ophthalmic) Brandname

Vexol

Vexol (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Rimexolone (ri-MEX-oh-lone) Treats inflammation that may occur after eye surgery. Also treats anterior uveitis (inflammation occurring in the front part of the eye). Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids.

When To Not Use Vexol (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to rimexolone. You should not use this medicine if you have certain types of viral, bacterial, or fungal infections in your eye(s), especially herpes simplex or mycobacterial infection.

How Should You Use Vexol (Ophthalmic)

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  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Vexol (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Vexol (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Vexol (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Vexol (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Vexol (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have any infections in your eye(s), including herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia (cowpox), chickenpox, mycobacterial infection, fungal infection, or any infection that causes watering or crusting of your eye(s).
  • Using this medicine for a long period of time can cause severe side effects, including glaucoma, nerve damage, vision problems, and cataracts. Be sure to discuss this with your doctor. Your doctor may want to test your eyes on a regular basis to watch for these problems.
  • Using this medicine for a long period of time may make you more likely to develop eye infections, and this medicine may hide symptoms of the infection. Discuss with your doctor the signs and symptoms to watch for.

Vexol (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Change in vision or difficulty seeing
  • Crusting or sticky discharge from the eye
  • Increased sensitivity to bright light
  • Sudden eye pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling that something is in your eye.
  • Itching or redness in the eye.

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