Apraclonidine Ophthalmic

Akorn Pharmaceuticals | Apraclonidine Ophthalmic (Medication)


Apraclonidine is in a class of medications called alpha-2-adrenergic agonist, working by decreasing the amount of fluid produced within the eye. Apraclonidine is used to treat or prevent high pressure inside the eye that may occur during and after laser eye surgery, or for the short-term treatment of glaucoma. ...

Side Effect:

Side effects such as eye discomfort, redness or burning, blurred vision, upset stomach, dizziness, or drowsiness may occur.

Other more serious include an allergic reaction - itchy, watery eye, fainting, mental/mood changes such as depression, slow or irregular heartbeat. If any of these persist or worsen stop using Apraclonidine and seek immediately medical help. ...


Before using this medicine inform your doctor if you are allergic to it, to other drugs, or if you have any other allergies. Tell your doctor if you are using other medicine and if you have or ever have had any of the following conditions:depression; diabetes; high blood pressure; a stroke or ministroke; Raynaud's disease; thromboangiitis obliterans; fainting; or heart, liver, or kidney disease.

Because this medicine can cause dizziness and drowsiness, do not drive and use heavy machinery until you are sure you can perform this activity safely.

During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor advice. ...