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Durezol is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation and pain associated with ocular surgery, and other inflammatory conditions of the eye. It is difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion 0.05%. It belongs to a class of medications known as corticosteroids.
Durezol works by reducing inflammation and swelling in the eye. Specifically, it inhibits the inflammatory response to a variety of inciting agents and by decreasing the production of inflammatory mediators. This helps to relieve pain and discomfort associated with conditions such as ocular surgery and other inflammatory eye conditions.
Uses and Dosage
Durezol is applied to the affected eye(s) as directed by a healthcare professional, usually 4 times a day. Before applying the eye drops, wash your hands first. Tilt your head back, and using your index finger, gently pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over the eye and place one drop into the pouch. Close your eyes for a few minutes, and gently press your finger to the inside corner of your eye to prevent the medication from draining out.
Use Durezol as directed and follow the instructions provided by your healthcare professional. Do not use more or less of the medication than recommended, and do not use it more frequently than prescribed. If you experience any side effects or have any concerns about using Durezol, talk to your healthcare professional.
Durezol requires a prescription from a healthcare professional and is not available over the counter. It is important to only use medications that have been prescribed to you by a licensed healthcare professional.
Common Side Effects of Durezol (Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion):
- Difficulty breathing
- Eye pain
- Pain behind your eyes
- Seeing halos around lights
- Sign of a new eye infection (swelling, draining, or crusting of your eyes)
- Slow healing after your eye surgery
- Sudden vision changes
- Swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Tunnel vision
Serious Side Effects of Durezol (Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion):
- Blurred vision
- Eye itching or irritation
- Feeling like something is in your eye
- Sensitivity to light
- Watery eyes
Form and Strength
Durezol (Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion) is available in the following forms and strength:
Durezol: Ophthalmic Emulsion
Difluprednate Opthalmic Emulsion: Ophthalmic Emulsion
- Inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as the safety and efficacy of Durezol during pregnancy and breastfeeding have not been established.
- Inform your healthcare professional about all medications (prescription and over the counter), supplements, and herbal products you are taking, as they may interact with Durezol. This includes other eye drops or ointments.
- Steroids should be used with caution in the presence of glaucoma. Durezol may cause posterior subcapsular cataract formation.
- Durezol may have systemic adverse reactions and should be used with caution in the presence of hypocalcemia or hyponatremia.
- Durezol may increase the risk of developing infections, such as fungal infections of the eye.
- The use of Durezol may lead to an increase in intraocular pressure and the development of glaucoma.
- Durezol may mask the signs and symptoms of an infection, making it difficult to diagnose.
- Durezol should be used with caution in patients with a history of herpes simplex, as it may worsen the infection.
- Durezol should not be used to treat certain types of inflammation, such as those caused by viral infections.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Is Durezol available over the counter?
No, Durezol requires a prescription from a healthcare professional and is not available over the counter.
Can Durezol cause cataracts or retinal detachment?
Durezol has been associated with the risk of cataracts and retinal detachment. Weigh the potential benefits and risks of the medication with your healthcare professional.
How long should I use Durezol for?
The duration of treatment with Durezol may vary depending on the individual case and the recommendation of your healthcare professional. Use Durezol as directed and follow up with your healthcare professional as needed.
Is Durezol safe for children?
The safety and efficacy of Durezol in children have not been established. Consult with a pediatrician or other healthcare professional before using Durezol in children.
Does Durezol have any special storage requirements?
Durezol should be stored at room temperature, away from light and moisture. Do not freeze it.
It's important to purchase Durezol from verified Canadian pharmacy.