The recommended dose for children (over 12 years old) and adults (up to 65 years old) is one drop instilled in each eye twice daily. If necessary, your doctor may recommend that the dose be increased to one drop in each eye 3 to 4 times daily. If no improvement occurs within 3 days, contact your doctor. Shake the eye drop bottle well each time before use.
Do not use a bottle of eye drops for longer than one month after opening. After this time, discard the remaining solution. Avoid touching the dropper tip to any surface including your eye and fingers, since this may contaminate the solution.
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.
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 dose different from 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 on 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 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.