Iopidine

(Apraclonidine)

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Lowers eye pressure

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.Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.

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Quick facts about Iopidine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (apraclonidine)

Upsides

  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
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Downsides

  • May cause changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
How it works

Iopidine reduces the fluid production within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.

Quick facts about Iopidine
  • Drug class: Ophthalmic
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (apraclonidine)

Used for

  • Laser surgery - Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical; Treatment and Prophylaxis Raised intraocular pressure; Adjunct
  • Cataract surgery - Ocular hypertension

Dosage forms

  • Eye drops
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Side effect rates for Iopidine (Apraclonidine)

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Common concerns from people taking Iopidine (Apraclonidine)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
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