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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.
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.
dipivefrinA SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat open angle GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Propine.
an epinephrine prodrug used as the hydrochloride in ophthalmic drops to treat open-angle glaucoma.