Basic Information on Alrex
General considerations include the following:
- This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is used in the affected eye(s) four times a day.
- Because this medication is a suspension, you must shake it vigorously before each use.
- If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the preservative in the medication, be sure to wait at least 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
- In order to prevent contamination of the drops, do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the surface of the eye.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
There is only one standard recommended dosage for this product. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Alrex Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, Alrex can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience bothersome side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Possible side effects of Alrex include, but are not limited to:
- Abnormal or blurred vision
- Swelling of the lining of the eye and eyelid
- Eye discharge
- Dry eyes.
(Click Alrex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)