Basic Information On Vexol
Vexol belongs to the class of corticosteroid drugs. It is an ophthalmic solution and is used in treating disorders in the eyes. It is used to treat condition such as anterior uveitis and in the management of inflammation in the eyes that is caused due to an ocular surgery. It is also used in curing inflammations that are caused due to injuries or other injections in the eye. It helps in reducing the pain and swelling of the eyes. Being a corticosteroid the drug acts by suppressing inflammatory-responses to several agents. These agents may be immunological, chemical or mechanical in nature. Thus brand or generic Vexol acts by inhibiting the process of inflammation in the body. Additionally, it inhibits cellular infiltration, fibroblastic proliferation, edema, scar formation and collagen deposition caused due to inflammation.
Precautions / Side Effects For Vexol
You may experience a few common side effects with Vexol which may include sensation/feeling of foreign body in the eyes, slight increased eye pressure (intra-ocular pressure - IOP), blurred vision, general discomfort in the eyes, burning sensation, sensitivity to light, irritation, reddening, stinging feeling, itching etc. If these side effects prolong or worsen then consult your health care provider or ophthalmologist. Rare side effects of Rimexolone may include formation of the cataract, increased intra-ocular pressure and perforation of cornea. However, if you experience these rare side effects then let your ophthalmologist know about it.
Serious side effects of Vexol drug may include allergic reaction such as hives, rashes, difficulty in breathing, itching, tightness of the chest, swelling in the lips, mouth, tongue or face. Other serious side effects changes in the vision, worsening or prolonged swelling and/or itching, prolonged blurred vision, eye pain, discharge from the eye, soreness, vision problems and pooling of blood. Avoid the use of Rimexolone if you have pre-existing viral, fungal or bacterial infections in the eyes.
Vexol 1% ophthalmic solution is administered topically in form of eye drops. The recommended dose of the ophthalmic suspension during the 1st weeks is 2 drops to be administered every hour while awake. In the 2nd week only 1 drop of the drug is administered every 2 hours while awake. The dosage is gradually reduced until the infection (or uveitis) is completely resolved. If a particular dose of brand or generic Vexol is missed then it should be administered as soon as released. Dosage more than recommended above is not advisable unless directed by the ophthalmologist. It is recommended to wash the hands before administering the drug.
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