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Your eye doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before putting the drops in your eyes. Wait at least 5 or 10 minutes after using this medicine before putting them back in. Do not wear contact lenses if your eyes are red.
Use only the brand of this medicine that your doctor prescribed. Different brands may not work the same way.
To use the eye drops:
First, wash your hands. Tilt your head back and, pressing your finger gently on the skin just beneath the lower eyelid, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to make a space. Drop the medicine into this space. Let go of the eyelid and gently close the eye. Do not blink. Keep the eye closed for 1 or 2 minutes to allow the medicine to cover the eye.
If you think you did not get the drop of medicine into your eye properly, repeat the directions with another drop.
To keep the medicine as germ-free as possible, do not touch the applicator tip to any surface (including the eye). Also, keep the container tightly closed.
The dose of this medicine will be different for different patients. Follow your doctor's orders or the directions on the label. The following information includes only the average doses of this medicine. If your dose is different, do not change it unless your doctor tells you to do so.
The amount of medicine that you take depends on the strength of the medicine. Also, the number of doses you take each day, the time allowed between doses, and the length of time you take the medicine depend on the medical problem for which you are using the medicine.
For ophthalmic dosage form (eye drops):
For treatment of itching of the eye caused by allergic conjunctivitis:
Adults and children 3 years of age and older—Put one drop (0.1% solution) in each affected eye two times a day, at least 6 to 8 hours apart.
Children younger than 3 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Pataday™ and Pazeo™:
Adults and children 2 years of age and older—Put one drop in each affected eye once a day.
Children younger than 2 years of age—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
If you miss a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Store the medicine in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. Keep from freezing.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.
Ask your healthcare professional how you should dispose of any medicine you do not use.