What You Need to Know About Optivar

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
 
  • This medication comes in the form of an eye drop. It is usually used in each eye twice a day.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Optivar comes in single-use containers or in a multi-use bottle. Discard the single-use container immediately after use (do not save any remaining solution for later).
     
  • If you wear contact lenses, you must remove them to use the drops. In order to prevent the lens from absorbing the medication, make sure to wait 10 minutes after using the drops before reinserting the lens. Do not wear your contact lenses if your eye is still red.
     
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as directed.
     

Dosing Information

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 Optivar Dosage for more information.)
 

Side Effects of Optivar

As with any medicine, Optivar can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience bothersome side effects. Some people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of Optivar include, but are not limited to:
 
  • Temporary eye burning or stinging
  • Headaches
  • Bitter taste.
     
(Click Optivar Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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