Medication Information Leaflet
Omidenepag Isopropyl is a prostaglandin receptor agonist used to slow down the progress of glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve in the eye is damaged, and is usually associated with increased eye pressure. Untreated glaucoma can affect your eyesight and cause blindness. Omidenepag Isopropyl helps to lower the pressure in your eye by increasing drainage of fluid in the eye.
Proper use of eye drop
Wash your hands with soap and water, and read the instructions on the label.
Tilt your head backwards and look up.
Gently pull the lower eyelid down to form a pocket and squeeze the bottle to apply one drop into your eye. To prevent the tip of the bottle from getting dirty, make sure the tip does not touch the eye or any other surface.
Keep your eyes closed and press down gently on the inner corner of your eye for 1 to 2 minutes to allow the medicine to be absorbed.
If you need to use more than 1 drop of medicine, or if you are using another type of eye drop, wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying the next eye drop. This is to prevent the first drop of medicine from being washed away by the second drop of medicine before it has time to work. This also prevents any medicine interactions between different eye drops.
Click on this link for a step-by-step guide on how to apply eye drops
For contact lens wearers, remove your contact lens before each application of medication.
Do not stop using your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.
You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding.
You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications, and herbal remedies.
You are currently having eye inflammation.
You have an artificial intraocular lens implanted in your eye(s).
You are using any other eye preparations.
If you experience blurred vision, do not drive or operate any machinery until your vision is clear.
These symptoms are usually mild and will go away after some time. Check with your healthcare professional if these conditions are severe or do not improve.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
Difficulty in breathing
Itchy skin rashes around your eyes or over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
For unopened bottles, store in the refrigerator between 2 - 8⁰C. Do not freeze.
Once the bottle is opened, it may be stored at room temperature, in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.
Record the date opened on the eye drop bottle. Discard this medication one month after opening.
Keep this medication away from children.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing it into the rubbish chute or bin.
Please take note that the above is not a complete list of all possible side effects. If you have any concerns about your medication or if you have other side effects that you think are caused by this medication, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.
Last updated on Dec 2022
This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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