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Vexol Side Effects

Generic Name: rimexolone ophthalmic

Note: This page contains side effects data for the generic drug rimexolone ophthalmic. It is possible that some of the dosage forms included below may not apply to the brand name Vexol.

For the Consumer

Applies to rimexolone ophthalmic: ophthalmic suspension

As well as its needed effects, rimexolone ophthalmic (the active ingredient contained in Vexol) may cause unwanted side effects that require medical attention.

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking rimexolone ophthalmic, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

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

Minor Side Effects

Some rimexolone ophthalmic side effects may not need any medical attention. As your body gets used to the medicine these side effects may disappear. Your health care professional may be able to help you prevent or reduce these side effects, but do check with them if any of the following side effects continue, or if you are concerned 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


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


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]


Frequency not reported: Rhinitis, pharyngitis[Ref]


Frequency not reported: Hypotension[Ref]


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

It is possible that some side effects of Vexol may not have been reported. These can be reported to the FDA here. Always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice.

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