Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
If you are giving this medicine to a baby or child, make sure you do not get any medicine in the baby's or child's mouth. Wash your hands and your child's or baby's hands with soap and water before and after using this medicine. You should not feed your baby for 4 hours after they receive this medicine.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 2 to 3 minutes (this is very important if you are giving this medicine to a baby or child). Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away. Keep the bottle upright when you are not using it.
This medicine is not for long-term use.
If a dose is missed:
If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Store the medicine at room temperature, away from heat and direct light.
Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of the used medicine container and any leftover medicine after you have finished your treatment. You will also need to throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
Keep all medicine away from children and never share your medicine with anyone.
Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breast feeding. Tell your doctor if you have an overactive thyroid, heart disease, high blood pressure, or Down's syndrome.
Babies and children are more likely to have side effects from this medicine. If you are giving this medicine to an infant, watch the baby closely for at least 30 minutes after you give the medicine. Call your baby's or child's doctor if you notice any unusual behavior or if they have trouble moving or speaking.
If this medicine is being given to a child, make sure the doctor knows if the child has Down's syndrome, brain damage, or spastic paralysis (a disorder of the muscles and nerves).
Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you cannot see well.
This medicine will make your eyes sensitive to light. Wear sunglasses if you go outside.