Rescula

1 What is Rescula?

Brand: Rescula

Generic: Unoprostone

Rescula is a prescription-only medication used to treat eye conditions marked by elevated pressure inside the eye, such as glaucoma and ocular hypertension

2 What to Know Before Using

Before using Rescula, you must know all about the risks and complications associated with it. Together with your doctor, you can decide whether the medication will do you more goods than the harms.

Here are some factors to be considered before deciding to use this medicine:

Allergies

Inform your doctor about the allergies you have, such as to this medication, other medications, or to foods, dyes, or preservatives.

Pediatric

Safety and efficacy have not been well documented.

Geriatric

It is generally safe for use in elderly.

Drug Interactions

Taking two medicines together can be harmful due to possible interactions. In other cases, even if there is a possible interaction between two medicines your doctor may advise you to take them together after adjusting the dose or issuing precautions. Inform your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription medicine.

Other Interactions

Taking your medicine together with certain foods or items such as alcohol or tobacco may cause undesirable interactions. Talk to your doctor to know if using this medicine with food, alcohol, or tobacco is safe.

3 Proper Usage

To use Rescula properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

How to Use:

  • Wash your hands properly with soap and water.
  • Lift your chip up and, create a gap in the region of the eye near the lower eyelid by gently pulling the lower eyelid away from your eyes.
  • Install the recommended drops of the medicine into this gap.
  • Shut your eyes.
  • Blinking during this time is not recommended.
  • Do not open your eyes and gently press the inner corner of the eye with your finger for 1 or 2 minutes to facilitate absorption of the medicine.
  • To reduce the risk of contamination by the germs, avoid contact between the applicator tip and any surface (eyes included).
  • Close the container properly after each use.
  • Strictly follow your doctor’s instruction on the use of this medicine. Do not take more, less, or more frequently than recommended.
  • If you need to use more than one kind of medicine in your eyes, maintain a gap of at least 5 minutes between the administrations of the two medicines.

For contact lens users:

  • Certain chemicals used as a preservative in this medicine may affect your contact lenses. Therefore, take out your contact lenses before using this medicine and wear them at least 15 minutes after using the medicine.

Dosing:

For best results, follow your doctor to know what amount of medicine you should take in a single dose. The doses of a medicine can differ according to the conditions for which it is being prescribed, your age and your overall health status. Remember your doses can differ. Consult your doctor if you have anything to ask.

The dose of eye drops for:

Glaucoma or ocular hypertension

  • Adults: Instill one drop in the affected eye/s twice in a day.
  • Children: Your doctor will decide the use and dose.

Missed Dose:

Take your missed dose once you remember but avoid it if it’s time to take your next dose, and follow your normal dosing schedule. Avoid taking double doses to make up for the missed dose.

Storage

  • Store in a closed container at room temperature.
  • Keep away from heat, moisture, and direct light.
  • Do not freeze.
  • Keep away from children.
  • Use the medicine within one month of opening.
  • Discard any unused or expired medicines.
  • Read the product leaflet carefully and follow accordingly. If you have any query, consult your doctor.
  • Follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist.

4 Precautions to Take

Before using Rescula, there are some precautions you must take. During the use, your eyes should be regularly checked by an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) to determine if you are responding to the treatment or have undesirable effects.

  • Immediately report any trauma or eye infection that have developed during the use of this medicine.
  • If you are planning for an eye surgery, inform the concerned doctor.
  • You may have blurry vision while taking this medicine. Therefore, exercise extra caution while driving, using machines or doing anything that requires alertness and proper vision.
  • Your eyes may become extra sensitive to the light. Therefore, use sunglasses. and stay out of the bright light as much as possible.

5 Potential Side Effects

Make sure you meet with your doctor in using Rescula to avoid unwanted potential side effects.

Consult your doctor immediately if you have any of the following side effects:

Less common:

  • Appearance of blood in the white portion of the eyes
  • Blurry vision
  • Red, irritated or painful eye

Rare:

  • Inability to visually distinguish between the colors
  • Impaired vision
  • Loss of vision

Talk to your doctor if any other side effects persist or worry you, including:

More common:

  • Burning or stinging sensations in the eyes
  • Diplopia (double vision)
  • Dry or itchy eyes
  • Excessive nasal discharge
  • Fever or chills
  • Headache
  • Pain in joint or muscles
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Unusual tear production in the eyes

Less common or rare:

  • Color changes in the iris
  • Increased sensitivity of the eyes to light
  • Swollen eyes
  • Troubled night vision

The side effects of the medicine are not limited to the ones listed above. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any side effects that are uncommon or worry you. To report side effects to the FDA, contact at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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