The usual recommended dose for adults and children 3 years of age and older is 1 drop in each eye twice a day at regular intervals. Start this medication as closely as possible to the start of your symptoms. To maintain symptom control, use the eye drops on a regular basis throughout your allergy season.
Avoid touching the tip of the dropper to any surface, including the eye. Wash your hands thoroughly before and after using the drops. To instill the drops, tilt your head back and gently pull your lower lid down. Then carefully squeeze out 1 drop into each eye while looking up toward your forehead. Close your eyes gently for a few moments. If you are not sure how to use the drops, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not wear soft contact lenses during treatment. If you wear hard or gas permeable contact lenses, remove them before using the eye drops, and wait at least 5 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a different dose than the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are using the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, instill it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not instill a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from direct sunlight, and keep it out of the reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.