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Revised: 4/2019

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
IOPIDINE UD Ophthalmic Solution 1%
 Active ingredient:
Apraclonidine hydrochloride
 Dosage form:
clear to colorless faint yellow ophthalmic solution (one-time disposal container, in an aluminum bag)
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine decreases pressure inside the eye (intraocular pressure) by reducing the generation of aqueous humor (fluid in the eye).
It is usually used to prevent the elevation of intraocular pressure which occurs after laser eye surgery.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you have: cardiovascular disease, hypertension.
    If you have previously experienced a vasovagal episode.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, apply 1 drop at a time in the eye being operated on 1 hour before laser radiation and immediately after laser radiation. This medicine is usually applied in the eye being operated on by your doctor, etc. at the time of laser surgery . Strictly follow the instructions,if any.
  • A container of this medicine contains a single-use preparation. Dispose of any medicine remaining in the container after use.
  • If you missed a dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist. You not use two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally use more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include corneal disorder (keratitis, corneal erosion, etc.) and headache. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
No pertinent entries.
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • This medicine is unstable when exposed to light. Store this medicine in an aluminum bag.
  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store at room temperature (1 to 30 degrees Celsius), away from light, heat and moisture.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Consult your pharmacist or your healthcare provider regarding the proper disposal of unused medicines.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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