Diclofenac Ophthalmic Dosage

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Ocular Inflammation

1 drop to the affected eye(s) 4 times a day beginning 24 hours after cataract surgery and continuing throughout the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period. In some patients, treatment has been continued for 6 weeks or longer.

Usual Adult Dose for Inhibition of Intraoperative Miosis

1 to 2 drops to the affected eye(s) 4 times a day for 3 days prior to surgery. 1 to 2 drops to the affected eye(s) every 15 minutes for 4 doses 1 hour before surgery.
1 drop to the affected eye(s) 15 minutes after surgery and continued 4 times daily starting 4 to 6 hours after surgery for 3 days as needed.

Usual Adult Dose for Corneal Ulcers

1 drop to the affected eye(s) 4 to 5 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Keratoconjunctivitis

1 drop to the affected eye(s) 4 to 5 times a day.

Usual Adult Dose for Conjunctivitis

1 drop to the affected eye(s) 4 to 5 times a day.

Precautions

Except for bandage hydrogel lenses, soft contact lenses should not be worn during treatment.

Wait at least 5 minutes before instilling other eyedrops.

Patients should be instructed to avoid allowing the tip of the container to contact the eye, eyelid, fingers or any other surface to avoid contamination.

Safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric patients less than 18 years old.

Other Comments

In surgery, diclofenac has been combined with such standard pretreatment measures as mydriatics and topical antibiotics. To prevent the active substances from being washed out when additional ophthalmic medication is used, leave an interval of at least 5 minutes between each application.

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