Drops: The usual adult dose is 1 to 2 drops instilled into the eye every 4 hours. In the first 24 to 48 hours, the dose may be increased to 1 or 2 drops every 2 hours as prescribed by your doctor. Your doctor will reduce the dose gradually based
on improvement in your condition. Prevent contamination of the dropper by avoiding contact with the eye, skin, or other surfaces.
Ointment: The usual adult dose is a 1.25 cm (one-half inch) ribbon applied into the eye (along the edge of the lower eyelid) up to 3 or 4 times daily, or used in addition to the drops at bedtime. Prevent contamination of the tip of the
ointment container by avoiding contact with the eye, skin, or other surfaces.
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
taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important to use this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, use 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 take 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 light and moisture, 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.