Global Statistics

All countries
240,231,299
Confirmed
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:22 pm
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215,802,873
Recovered
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4,893,546
Deaths
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:22 pm

Global Statistics

All countries
240,231,299
Confirmed
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:22 pm
All countries
215,802,873
Recovered
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:22 pm
All countries
4,893,546
Deaths
Updated on October 14, 2021 7:22 pm

Upneeq (oxymetazoline) Ophthalmic Side Effects & Warnings


Generic drug: oxymetazoline hydrochloride

Brand name: Upneeq

What is Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride), and how does it work?

Upneeq (oxymetazoline hydrochloride) ophthalmic solution is an alpha-adrenergic agonist used to treat acquired drooping upper eyelid (blepharoptosis) in adults.

What are the side effects of Upneeq?

Side effects of Upneeq include:

What is the dosage for Upneeq?

  • Instill one drop of Upneeq into one or both ptotic eye(s) once daily. Discard the single patient-use container immediately after dosing.
  • Contact lenses should be removed prior to instillation of Upneeq and may be reinserted 15 minutes following its administration.
  • If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least 15 minutes between applications.

What drugs interact with Upneeq?

Anti-Hypertensives/Cardiac Glycosides

Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors

  • Caution is advised in patients taking MAO inhibitors which can affect the metabolism and uptake of circulating amines.

Is Upneeq safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?

  • There are no available data on Upneeq use in pregnant women to inform a drug-associated risk for major birth defects and miscarriage.
  • No clinical data are available to assess the effects of oxymetazoline on the quantity or rate of breastmilk production, or to establish the level of oxymetazoline present in human breastmilk post-dose.
  • The developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for
    Upneeq and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from Upneeq.

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