Indications for: IOPIDINE 1%
To control or prevent post-surgical elevations in IOP after argon laser trabeculoplasty or iridotomy, or Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy.
Instill 1 drop into operative eye 1hr before laser surgery and a second drop immediately after procedure is completed.
IOPIDINE 1% Contraindications:
Clonidine allergy. Concomitant MAOIs.
IOPIDINE 1% Warnings/Precautions:
Monitor visual fields. Severe uncontrolled cardiovascular disease, hypertension, coronary insufficiency. Recent myocardial infarction. Cerebrovascular disease. Raynaud's disease. Thromboangiitis obliterans. History of vasovagal attack. Discontinue if ocular allergic-like reactions occur. Renal or hepatic impairment: closely monitor cardiovascular parameters. Depression. May mask hypoglycemia. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers (1% soln: discontinue nursing temporarily for 1 day of use).
IOPIDINE 1% Classification:
IOPIDINE 1% Interactions:
See Contraindications. May potentiate CNS depressants (eg, alcohol, barbiturates, opiates, sedatives, anesthetics). Caution with TCAs, β-blockers, antihypertensives, cardiac glycosides, others (eg, clonidine). Concomitant CV drugs: monitor HR, BP periodically.
Hyperemia, pruritus, dry mouth, itching, discomfort, tearing, dizziness, solmnolence, lid edema, blurred vision, foreign body sensation, dry eye, conjunctivitis, discharge, blanching; tachyphylaxis may develop after 1 month; also in post-laser surgery: upper lid elevation, inflammation, nasal decongestion, mydriasis, irregular HR.
Soln 0.5%—contact supplier; 1% (0.1mL)—2