Prescription required. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
(dye'' floo pred' nate)
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
- Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
- Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else; eyedrops and dropper must be kept clean.
- While tilting your head back, pull down the lower lid of your eye with your index finger to form a pocket.
- Hold the dropper (tip down) with the other hand, as close to the eye as possible without touching it.
- Brace the remaining fingers of that hand against your face.
- While looking up, gently squeeze the dropper so that a single drop falls into the pocket made by the lower eyelid. Remove your index finger from the lower eyelid.
- Close your eye for 2 to 3 minutes and tip your head down as though looking at the floor. Try not to blink or squeeze your eyelids.
- Place a finger on the tear duct and apply gentle pressure.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a tissue.
- If you are to use more than one drop in the same eye, wait at least 5 minutes before instilling the next drop.
- Replace and tighten the cap on the dropper bottle. Do not wipe or rinse the dropper tip.
- Wash your hands to remove any medication.
Before using difluprednate eye drops,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to difluprednate, other steroid medications, or any other medications, or any of the ingredients in difluprednate eye drops. Ask your pharmacist for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what other prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Your doctor may need to change the doses of your medications or monitor you carefully for side effects.
- if you are using another eyedrop medication, use the eye medications at least 10 minutes apart.
- tell your doctor if you currently have an any type of eye infection. Your doctor will probably tell you not to use difluprednate eye drops.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had glaucoma (condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) or herpes simplex virus (a virus that causes sores to form on the face, lips, genitals, and rectum and can also cause eye infections.)
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while using difluprednate eye drops, call your doctor.
- tell your doctor if you wear contact lenses. Your doctor may tell you that you should not wear contact lenses during your treatment with difluprednate eye drops.
- you should know that difluprednate eye drops may slow healing after surgery, increase the risk of certain complications after cataract surgery, and increase your chances of getting an eye infection or worsen an infection that you already have. Call your doctor right away if your pain and swelling do not improve or if you have any of the following symptoms: eye redness, itching, tearing, or discharge; feeling that something is in your eye; seeing floating spots; sensitivity to light; or red, swollen, or crusty eyelids.
- blurred vision
- decrease in vision
- seeing a glare from lights or sun
The content on this page is for informational and educational purposes only and does not constitute professional medical advice. Patients should not use the information presented on this page for diagnosing a health-related issue or disease. Before taking any medication or supplements, patients should always consult a physician or qualified healthcare professional for medical advice or information about whether a drug is safe, appropriate or effective.