Proper Use

Drug information provided by: Micromedex

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.

This medicine comes with a patient information insert. Read and follow the instructions in the insert carefully. Ask your doctor if you have any questions.

Zioptan™ is a sterile eye solution that does not contain a preservative. After opening the single-use container, use the solution right away and throw away any unused medicine.

Your doctor may order 2 or more eye drops to be used together. You should wait at least 5 minutes before putting another eye drop in the same eye.

Dosing

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 glaucoma or hypertension of the eye:
      • Adults—Use one drop in the affected eye once a day in the evening.
      • Children—Use is not recommended.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose of this medicine, take 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. Do not double doses.

Storage

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Do not keep outdated medicine or medicine no longer needed.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.

Refrigerate the cartons and unopened foil pouches, but do not freeze. After the pouch is opened, keep the single-use containers in the opened foil pouch at room temperature for up to 28 days. Protect the medicine from moisture. Write the date you open the foil pouch in the space provided on the pouch. Throw away any unused medicine 28 days after the pouch is opened for the first time.