- It is used to treat certain eye problems.
- If your child has an allergy to this drug or any part of this drug.
- If your child is allergic to any drugs like this one or any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell the doctor about the allergy and what signs your child had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If your child is younger than 12 months old. Do not give this drug to a child younger than 12 months old.
- Tell all of your child’s health care providers that your child is taking this drug. This includes your child’s doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Have your child use care when doing tasks that call for clear eyesight.
- Long-lasting change in eyesight may happen with this drug. If you have questions, talk with the doctor.
- Have your child’s eye pressure and eyesight checked as you have been told by the doctor. Talk with the doctor.
- Your child will need to avoid air travel, travel to high areas, or scuba diving for some time after getting this drug. Your child’s doctor will tell you when your child can do these things.
- This drug may make cataracts worse or may raise the chance of new cataracts. Talk with the doctor.
- After getting this drug, tears may have this drug in them. You will need to take special care when handling and throwing away used dressings and other cleaning supplies with tears and nose discharge on them for 7 days after getting this drug. Throw them away in household waste in a sealed bag. If you have questions, talk with the doctor.
If your child is pregnant or breast-feeding a baby:
- Talk with the doctor if your child is pregnant, becomes pregnant, or is breast-feeding a baby. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug.
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Very bad infections or other eye problems can happen inside the eye. These could lead to loss of eyesight. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child has a change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation. Call your child’s doctor right away if your child sees any new floaters or flashes of light.
- Eye irritation.
- It is given as a shot into the eye.
- Call your child’s doctor to find out what to do.
- If you need to store this drug at home, talk with your child’s doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
- If your child’s symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your child’s doctor.
- Do not share your child’s drug with others and do not give anyone else’s drug to your child.
- Keep a list of all your child’s drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your child’s doctor.
- Talk with your child’s doctor before giving your child any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.