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Type: OTC/Prescription/schedule

Dipivefrine is prescription drug. It is sold from the pharmacy store only in the presence of written instructions known as prescription from a licensed healthcare provider. 

Dipivefrine is pronounced as: dye pi VEF rin
What is dipivefrine?

Dipivefrine is anti glaucoma drugs. 
Common uses of dipivefrine

Dipivefrine is used in the treatment of open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. 
Do not use dipivefrin if you have history of cataract surgery or you are using contact lenses. 
Do not use if you have closed angle glaucoma. 
Safety of dipivefrin is not established in children.
Old people:
Pregnant woman: 
Dipivefrin belongs to FDA pregnancy category B. This means that metformin is safe during pregnancy and is not expected to cause any harm to the unborn baby. Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or are planning for conception.
Lactating women: 
It is not known whether dipivefrin passes into breast milk or if it could harm the baby. Do not take dipivefrin with out first talking to doctor if you are breast feeding baby. 
Dipivefrin is available in the form of eye drops.
Use one drop in the morning and night.
If it is almost the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at same time to cover up the missed dose. 
In case of overdose contact your nearest poison control centre or emergency medical centre for immediate care by physician. 
Side effects for dipivefrin are 
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Itchiness in the eyes
  • Difficult breating
  • Headache and confusion 

When to consult the health expert about the side effects of dipivefrine

Stop the medication and consult your doctor If any of the above side effects become worse or any allergic reactions like difficult breathing, rash, swollen face, lips, tongue are noticed. 

Store dipivefrin at room temp (25 degrees C / 77 degrees F). Avoid excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight, never store in the bathroom.
Keep it out of reach of children. Make sure that any left over portion is disposed off safely.  

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Written by: Healthplus24 team
Date last updated: May 15, 2012