Active ingredients: apraclonidine
What it is used for
To control intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients on maximally tolerated glaucoma therapy for a period of 3 months. In clinical studies the drop in intraocular pressure (IOP) appeared to decrease after Day 60 which may be associated with a progression of the disease or loss of effect of the drug. This phenomenon appears to be an individual occurence with a variable time of onset. As with any patient on maximally tolerated therapy (See Dosage & Administration), patients using apraclonidine 0.5% eye drops to delay surgery should have frequent follow-up examinations and treatment should be discontinued if IOP rises significantly. In patients who have maintained a response to apraclonidine 0.5% eye drops for 3 months and a decision is made to continue treatment, safety aspects, including any evidence of corneal changes (see Warnings and Precautions), and IOP control should be closely monitored.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Ophthalmic.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear colourless to pale yellow solution.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on March 23, 2020. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient apraclonidine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems