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Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, Ozurdex may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. 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 are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious reactions are less common.
Some of the more common side effects of this medication include:
  • Increased pressure within the eye
  • Bleeding of the eye
  • Eye redness
  • Eye pain
  • Blurred vision.
(Click Ozurdex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Ozurdex

Ozurdex may react with a few other medications (see Ozurdex Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this product if you have:
  • A viral, bacterial, or fungal eye infection
  • A current herpes infection of the eye, or have ever had one
  • Glaucoma
  • A detached retina
  • Endophthalmitis (inflammation inside the eye)
  • Any allergies, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Ozurdex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)
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