A healthcare provider may prescribe unoprostone ophthalmic solution (Rescula®) to treat certain eye conditions. Specifically, this medicine is approved for use in adults who have ocular hypertension (high pressure in the eye) or open angle glaucoma.
Unoprostone ophthalmic solution comes as an eye drop that is applied to the affected eye(s) twice a day. Most people tolerate the medicine well, but side effects can occur, such as eye dryness, itching, and burning.
This product works by increasing the amount of fluid drained from the eye. Not everyone can use this medication, so make sure your healthcare provider is aware of all other medical conditions you have and other medications you are using.
(For more information, click Unoprostone Ophthalmic Solution. This eMedTV article provides more details on this eye drop, including other important safety tips.)
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed February 8, 2013.
National Library of Medicine (US). Drugs and Lactation Database (LactMED). NLM Web site. Available at: http://toxnet.nlm.nih.gov/cgi-bin/sis/htmlgen?LACT. Accessed February 8, 2013.
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