Ocufen Drug Interactions
The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative interactions that can occur when Ocufen is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
There have been reports that acetylcholine chloride was not effective when used in people who also received Ocufen. Acetylcholine chloride is an eye medication used during certain eye surgeries when the surgeon needs to constrict the pupil.
There have been reports that carbachol was not effective when used in people treated with Ocufen. Carbachol is an eye medication used during certain eye surgeries to constrict the pupil. It is also used to lower high pressure in the eye due to glaucoma.
Medications That Thin the Blood
The manufacturer of Ocufen recommends it be used cautiously in combination with medications that can cause bleeding, such as anticoagulant or antiplatelet medications. This is because combinations such as these could theoretically increase the risk for serious bleeding problems. The actual risk of this interaction is relatively low, as Ocufen is an eye drop. However, because all of the potential risks cannot be ruled out, it is a good idea to let your healthcare provider know if you are taking an anticoagulant or antiplatelet before using Ocufen.
Steroid Eye Medications
Ocufen can cause slow healing, especially when used in combination with steroid eye drops. Let your healthcare provider know if you are currently using a steroid eye drop before you use Ocufen.
It is possible that not all drug interactions with Ocufen were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.