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Rimexolone ophthalmic Side Effects

For the Consumer

Applies to rimexolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

Along with its needed effects, rimexolone ophthalmic may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking rimexolone ophthalmic:

Less common or rare
  • Blurred vision or other change in vision
  • eye discharge, discomfort, dryness, or tearing
  • eye redness, irritation, or pain
  • feeling of something in the eye
  • itching
  • sore throat
  • stuffy or runny nose
  • swelling of the lining of the eyelids

Some side effects of rimexolone ophthalmic may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Less common or rare
  • Browache
  • change in taste
  • crusting in corner of eye
  • dizziness, lightheadedness, or faintness
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of eyes to light
  • sticky sensation of eyelids
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to rimexolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

General

The most commonly reported side effects were blurred vision, ocular discharge, discomfort, ocular pain, increased intraocular pressure, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, and pruritus.[Ref]

Ocular

Common (1% to 10%): Blurred vision, ocular discharge, discomfort, ocular pain, increased intraocular pressure, foreign body sensation, hyperemia, pruritus
Frequency not reported: Sticky sensation, increased fibrin, dry eye, conjunctival edema, corneal staining, keratitis, tearing, photophobia, edema, irritation, corneal ulcer, browache, lid margin crusting, corneal edema, infiltrate, corneal erosion, optic nerve damage, visual acuity and field defects, posterior subcapsular cataract formation, secondary ocular infection from pathogens including herpes simplex, perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the cornea or sclera[Ref]

Nervous system

Frequency not reported: Headache, taste perversion[Ref]

Respiratory

Frequency not reported: Rhinitis, pharyngitis[Ref]

Cardiovascular

Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]

References

1. "Product Information. Vexol (rimexolone ophthalmic)." Alcon Laboratories Inc, Fort Worth, TX.

Some side effects of rimexolone ophthalmic may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

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