Proper Use

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Use this medicine only as directed by your doctor. Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, and do not use it for a longer time than your doctor ordered. To do so may increase the chance of too much medicine being absorbed into the body and the chance of side effects.

To use the eye drops or eye gel:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine.
  • Turn the closed bottle upside down and shake it for 1 to 2 seconds before putting the medicine into your eye. Remove the cap with the bottle still being held upside down.
  • Shake the Eysuvis™ eye drops for 2 to 3 seconds just before each use.
  • 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 eyes. Do not blink. Keep the eyes closed and apply pressure to the inner corner of the eye with your finger for 1 or 2 minutes to allow the medicine to be absorbed by 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. Serious damage to the eye and possible loss of vision may result from using contaminated eye medicines.

Wait at least 5 minutes after using Inveltys® eye drops before you use other eye medicines.

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 forms (eye drops or eye gel):
    • For dry eye disease:
      • Eysuvis™:
        • Adults—Instill one to two drops into the affected eye 4 times a day for up to 2 weeks.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For eye pain or inflammation after eye surgery:
      • Inveltys®:
        • Adults—Instill one to two drops into the affected eye 2 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
      • Lotemax®:
        • Adults—Apply one or two drops into the affected eye 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.
        • Children—Apply one or two drops into the affected eye 4 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.
      • Lotemax® SM:
        • Adults—Apply one drop into the affected eye 3 times a day, beginning 24 hours after surgery and for 2 weeks after.
        • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For seasonal allergic conjunctivitis:
      • Adults—Use one drop of the 0.2% eye suspension in the affected eye 4 times a day.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
    • For other eye problems as determined by your doctor:
      • Adults—Use one or two drops of the 0.5% eye suspension in the affected eye 4 times a day. During the first week, your doctor may want you to use the eye drops more often.
      • Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.

Missed Dose

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.

Storage

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.