Durezol

Generic Name: Difluprednate

  • What is Durezol?

    Durezol is a topical steroid indicated for the treatment of swelling and pain following eye surgery.
  • What is the most important information I should know about Durezol?

    Prolonged use of steroids may result in glaucoma with damage to the optic nerve causing visual defects, or cataracts. Steroids may delay wound healing after cataract surgery and they also may reduce immunity and increase the risk of bacterial, viral and fungal infections.
  • Who should not take Durezol?

    Do not use Durezol if you active viral disease of the eye, chicken pox, or mycobacterial and fungal infection of the eye.
  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Durezol?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Durezol. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have preexisting active viral disease of the eye, chicken pox, or mycobacterial and fungal infection of the eye.
  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dosage is 1 drop into the affected eye 4 times a day beginning 24 hours after surgery throughout the first 2 weeks of the postoperative period, followed by 2 times daily for a week. Your doctor will then reduce the dosage based on your response.

  • How should I take Durezol?

    Take exactly as prescribed by your doctor.
  • What should I avoid while taking Durezol?

    Avoid contaminating the applicator tip by allowing it to touch the eye, fingers, or other sources. Avoid use of contact lenses while on treatment.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Durezol?

    If Durezol is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Durezol with other medications.
  • What are the possible side effects of Durezol?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: eye irritation, burning of the eyes, elevated intraocular pressure (eye pressure), cataract formation, infections of the eye, perforation of the globe where there is thinning of the sclera

  • Can I receive Durezol if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    Durezol should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Durezol?

    Ask your doctor for advice.
  • How should I store Durezol?

    Store at room temperature and protect from light.