- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Durezol* used for?
Generic for Durezol* (Difluprednate) ophthalmic emulsion (eye drops) is used to treat eye inflammation and pain caused by eye surgery. This eye drops is also prescribed for the treatment of endogenous anterior uveitis, a serious eye condition that involves inflammation in the front portion of the eye.
Generic for Durezol* belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids. This topical anti-inflammatory corticosteroid works by blocking the production of substances that trigger inflammation in the body.
Generic for Durezol* may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Durezol*?
The dosage of Generic for Durezol* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Before using Generic for Durezol* eye drops, remove contact lenses if you are wearing them. After applying the eye drops, wait at least 10 minutes before putting your lenses back.
To apply the eye drops, tilt your head back, pull down your lower eyelid and squeeze out a drop. Press your finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose) for nearly 1 minute to prevent the eye drops from draining out into the tear duct. Wait at least 5 to 10 minutes before applying any other eye drops.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Durezol*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Durezol* medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses to catch up for the missed dose.
What if you overdose on Generic for Durezol*?
Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Durezol*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Durezol*?
There are no known interactions between Generic for Durezol* eye drops and other medicines. However, it is important to inform your doctor about the use of any other medications including non-prescription medications (over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Generic for Durezol*) and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the side effects of Generic for Durezol*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Durezol* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Durezol* are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Generic for Durezol* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Durezol* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Durezol* can cause side effects such as temporary blurred vision, increased sensitivity of your eyes to sunlight, eye discomfort and mild itching/burning/stinging of your eyes. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Generic for Durezol*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before using Generic for Durezol*?
Is it possible for me to use Generic for Durezol* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Generic for Durezol*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Durezol*?
How will Generic for Durezol* work in my body?
How should Generic for Durezol* be used?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Durezol* drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Generic for Durezol* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.
Before using Generic for Durezol*, inform your doctor if you have glaucoma or cataract. As Generic for Durezol* may cause blurred vision, be careful while driving.