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Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 10, 2023.

Applies to the following strengths: 1%; 0.5%

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma

0.5% Solution: 1 to 2 drops instilled in the affected eye(s) 3 times per day


Use: Short-term adjunctive therapy in patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy who require additional IOP reduction

Usual Adult Dose for Postoperative Increased Intraocular Pressure

1% Ophthalmic Solution: 1 drop instilled into the eye scheduled for operation 1 hour before initiating anterior segment laser surgery, AND THEN 1 drop should be instilled into the same eye immediately upon completion of the laser surgical procedure

Comment: A separate container should be used for each dose and discarded after use.

Use: Control or prevent post-surgical elevations in IOP that occur in patients after argon laser trabeculoplasty, argon laser iridotomy, or neodymium-doped yttrium aluminum garnet (Nd:YAG) posterior capsulotomy

Renal Dose Adjustments

0.5% Solution:

1% Ophthalmic Solution:

Liver Dose Adjustments

0.5% Solution:

1% Ophthalmic Solution: Data not available


0.5% Solution:

1% Ophthalmic Solution:

Safety and efficacy have not been established in pediatric patients.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


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