What should I know about dipivefrin before taking it?

There are several things you should know before using dipivefrin, follow these precautions:

  • Never allow the dropper tip to touch any surface, including your hands and eyes. The dropper can get contaminated and cause an eye infection, which could lead to permanent damage, including vision loss
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, don't put them in until at least 15 minutes after using dipivefrin. The medication contains a preservative that can get absorbed by soft contact lenses.
  • Do not use this medication if you have narrow-angle glaucoma or if you've ever had an allergic reaction to dipivefrin.
  • Before taking dipivefrin, tell your doctor about your medical history, including any history of high blood pressure. 


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