APRACLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE (Apraclonidine Ophthalmic) Nursing Considerations

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What is the Generic Name

APRACLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

What is the Trade Name for APRACLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

Apraclonidine Ophthalmic

What is the Indication for APRACLONIDINE HYDROCHLORIDE

  • INDICATIONS AND USAGE Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% as base is indicated for short-term adjunctive therapy in patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy who require additional IOP reduction. Patients on maximally tolerated medical therapy who are treated with Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% as base to delay surgery should have frequent follow-up examinations and treatment should be discontinued if the intraocular pressure rises significantly. The addition of Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% as base to patients already using two aqueous suppressing drugs (i.e., beta-blocker plus carbonic anhydrase inhibitor) as part of their maximally tolerated medical therapy may not provide additional benefit. This is because Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% as base is an aqueous suppressing drug and the addition of a third aqueous suppressant may not significantly reduce IOP. The IOP lowering efficacy of Apraclonidine Ophthalmic Solution, USP 0.5% as base diminishes over time in some patients. This loss of effect, or tachyphylaxis, appears to be an individual occurrence with a variable time of onset and should be closely monitored. The benefit for most patients is less than one month.

 

 

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