Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Dosage
Medically reviewed on July 18, 2017.
Applies to the following strengths: 1%; 0.5%
Usual Adult Dose for:
Additional dosage information:
Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma
0.5% solution: 1 to 2 drops should be instilled in the affected eye(s) 3 times per day
-When used concomitantly with other ophthalmic drugs, an approximate 5 minute interval between instillation of each medication should be followed to prevent washout of the previous dose.
-Patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy who are treated to delay surgery should have frequent follow up examinations and treatment should be discontinued if the intraocular pressure rises significantly.
Uses: 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% solution: 1 drop should be instilled in the scheduled operative eye one hour before initiating anterior segment laser surgery and a second drop should be instilled to the same eye immediately upon completion of the laser surgical procedure
-A separate container should be used for each single-drop dose and discarded after use.
Use: Control or prevent postsurgical elevations in intraocular pressure that occur in patients after argon laser trabeculoplasty, argon laser iridotomy or Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy.
Renal Dose Adjustments
Chronic renal failure: Use with caution
Liver Dose Adjustments
Hepatic impairment: Close monitoring of cardiovascular status is recommended
Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years
Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.
Hemodialysis: Hemodialysis removes 5% of circulating drug.
-This drug is for topical ophthalmic use only.
-To minimize systemic absorption, pressure should be applied to the tear duct for 2 minutes immediately after administration.
-Protect from light.
-Do not refrigerate or freeze.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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