dipivefrin


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dipivefrin

 [di-piv´ah-frin]
an ester converted in the eye to epinephrine, lowering intraocular pressure by decreasing the production and increasing the outflow of aqueous humor; the hydrochloride salt is applied topically to the conjunctiva in treatment of open-angle or secondary glaucoma.

dipivefrin

/di·piv·e·frin/ (di-piv´ah-frin) an ester converted in the eye to epinephrine, lowering intraocular pressure by decreasing the production and increasing the outflow of aqueous humor; the hydrochloride salt is applied topically in the treatment of open-angle or secondary glaucoma.

dipivefrin

[dī′pivef′rin]
an ophthalmic sympathomimetic agent.
indication It is prescribed in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma.
contraindications Narrow-angle glaucoma or known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Among the most serious adverse effects are reactive hyperemia, conjunctivitis, allergic reactions, macular edema, tachycardia, arrhythmia, and hypertension.

dipivefrin

A SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat open angle GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Propine.

dipivefrin

an epinephrine prodrug used as the hydrochloride in ophthalmic drops to treat open-angle glaucoma.
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This new product will be marketed by Akorn as a "branded generic" under the tradename "AKPRO," and as a "commodity generic" under the generic chemical name, dipivefrin hydrochloride.
market for dipivefrin hydrochloride is approximately $40 million, making it a significant ophthalmic pharmaceutical product.
Annual domestic branded and generic industry sales of Dipivefrin HCl Ophthalmic Solution 0.