Spersadexoline

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Generic Name: Spersadexoline Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Spersadexoline® used for?

Spersadexoline® is used for eye infections, inflammation in various parts of the body, swelling, allergic reactions, autoimmune diseases, skin conditions and other conditions.

How should I take Spersadexoline®?

Follow all directions on your prescription label.

Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Tilt your head back and pull your lower lid down with one hand. Hold the bottle or tube in your other hand. If you need to, rest part of your hand on your forehead to keep it steady.

Place one drop inside your lower lid.

Don’t let the tip of the bottle or tube touch your eye.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use this medication.

How do I store Spersadexoline®?

Spersadexoline® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Spersadexoline® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Spersadexoline® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Spersadexoline® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Spersadexoline®?

Consult with your doctor or pharmacist, if:

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding. This is because, while you are expecting or feeding a baby, you should only take medicines on the recommendation of a doctor.
  • You are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • You have allergy with any of active or inactive ingredients of Spersadexoline® or other medications.
  • You have any other illnesses, disorders, or medical conditions.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using this medication during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking this medication.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Spersadexoline®?

Side effects may occur when using this drug, such as:

  • Depressed and labile mood
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Menstrual irregularity
  • Swelling due to fluid retention
  • Potassium loss
  • Increased susceptibility to infections

Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue) occur.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Spersadexoline®?

Spersadexoline® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval. Some products that may interact with this drug include:

  • Penicillin, cephalosporin, gentamicin, tetracyclin, polymyxin B, vancomycin hoặc sulphadiazine
  • Sulphonylurea, coumarin, hydantoins, methotrexate

Does food or alcohol interact with Spersadexoline®?

Spersadexoline® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Spersadexoline®?

Spersadexoline® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have, especially of:

  • Severe liver dysfunction
  • Bone marrow failure
  • Sjugren syndrome
  • Glaucoma
  • Herpes Simplex Eye Infections, other virus eye infections

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication.

What is the dose of Spersadexoline® for an adult?

1 drop x 4 times/ day; into the lower eyelid.

Your doctor may have prescribed a different dose.

What is the dose of Spersadexoline® for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Spersadexoline® available?

Spersadexoline® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Spersadexoline® Eyes Drops 5 ml: Chloramphenicol 5 mg, Dexamethasone sodium phosphate 1mg, Tetryzoline chlorhydrate 0,25 mg

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Spersadexoline®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Review Date: August 17, 2017 | Last Modified: September 12, 2019

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