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What is dipivefrin?

Dipivefrin is the name of the active ingredient in a prescription medication eye drop (brand name Propine) that is used to reduce ocular (eye) pressure in patients with ocular hypertension and glaucoma.  The drops work by increasing the outflow and decreasing the inflow of fluid from the eye, and less fluid means lower pressure. This product is no longer available in the US.

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