Precautions

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

It is very important that your doctor check your progress at regular visits to make sure that this medicine is working properly and to check for unwanted effects.

Endophthalmitis or inflammation of the inside of the eye may occur after eye injection or surgery. Check with your doctor right away at the first signs of an infection: blurred vision or other changes in vision, eye pain, redness of the eye, sensitivity of the eye to light, or tearing.

This medicine may cause air bubbles to form inside the eye. Avoid air travel, traveling to places with high elevations, or scuba diving for at least 1 week.

Retinal problems (eg, a tear or hole, bleeding) may occur with this medicine. Check with your doctor right away if you see floaters or light flashes in your line of vision, decreased vision, or any other change in vision.

This medicine may increase your risk of cataracts and cause an increase of pressure in the eyes. Check with your doctor if you have blindness, blurred vision, or decreased vision.

Be careful when handling your clothes or other materials that have been wet by your tears or nose secretions. This medicine may still be present for up to 7 days after treatment.