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

A SYMPATHOMIMETIC drug used to treat open angle GLAUCOMA. A brand name is Propine.
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You should alert your health care professional if you have eye diseases or problems in addition to glaucoma when taking dipivefrin because the drug can aggravate them.
Therapy was changed to the cardio-selective betaxolol or the sympathomimetic agent dipivefrin. The study comprised two phases and all patients who completed both phases underwent a change in therapy.
His medications included theophylline, prednisone, inhaled beclomethasone dipropionate and metaproterenol sulfate, verapamil hydrochloride, oxybutynin chloride, ophthalmic dipivefrin hydrochloride, and topical metronidazole.
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