rimexolone ophthalmic (generic name)

It is used to treat swelling, redness, and inflammation in the eye following eye surgery
(ri MEX oh lone)
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What is this medicine?

RIMEXOLONE (ri MEX oh lone) is a corticosteroid. It is used to treat swelling, redness, and inflammation in the eye following eye surgery. It is also used to treat inflammation in the eye caused by a condition called uveitis.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • any active infection
  • glaucoma
  • wear contact lenses
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to rimexolone, other corticosteroids, medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Shake well before using. Wash your hands before and after use. Tilt your head back slightly and pull your lower eyelid down with your index finger to form a pouch. Try not to touch the tip of the dropper to your eye, fingertips, or other surface. Squeeze the prescribed number of drops into the pouch. Close the eye for a few moments to spread the drops. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Talk to your doctor or health care professional before using any other products in the eye.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

Tell your doctor or health care professional if you are around anyone with measles or chickenpox or if you develop sores or blisters that do not heal properly.

If you wear contact lenses, ask your doctor or health care professional when you can wear your lenses again.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • eye pain or changes in vision
  • headache
  • infection
  • nausea, vomiting
  • watery or red eyes

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in taste
  • itching or stinging in the eye
  • runny nose
  • temporary watering or blurring of vision

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 2 and 25 degrees C (36 and 77 degrees F). Do not freeze. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

Last Updated: August 17, 2009
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