AK-Dilate (Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5%)
Name: AK-Dilate (Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5%)
- AK-Dilate Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5% drug
- AK-Dilate Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5% side effects
- AK-Dilate Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5% effects of
- AK-Dilate Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5% uses
- AK-Dilate Phenylephrine Eye Drops 2.5% adverse effects
How is this medicine (AK-Dilate) best taken?
Use AK-Dilate as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- For the eye only.
- Do not use if the solution is cloudy, leaking, or has particles.
- Do not use if solution changes color.
- Wash your hands before and after use.
- Take out contact lenses before using this medicine. Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after AK-Dilate is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
- Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
- Tilt your head back and drop drug into the eye.
- After use, keep your eyes closed. Put pressure on the inside corner of the eye. Do this for 1 to 2 minutes. This keeps the drug in your eye.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
What are some other side effects of AK-Dilate?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
- Eye irritation.
- Seeing floaters.
- Larger pupils.
- Bright lights may bother you. Wear sunglasses.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
How do I store and/or throw out AK-Dilate?
- Some brands of this medicine need to be stored in a refrigerator. Some brands of AK-Dilate need to be stored at room temperature. If you have questions about how to store this medicine, talk with your pharmacist.
- Protect from light.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to throw out unused drugs.
Consumer Information Use and Disclaimer
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about AK-Dilate, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only the healthcare provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for a specific patient. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about AK-Dilate (phenylephrine eye drops 2.5%). It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from the healthcare provider. You must talk with the healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using AK-Dilate.
Review Date: October 4, 2017