Vexol

Generic Name: Rimexolone

  • What is this medication and its most common uses?

    Vexol is an eye drop used to treat swelling in your eye after eye surgery. It is also used to treat an eye condition called uveitis.

  • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

    How does this medication work?

    Vexol works by stopping the release of certain substances in the body that cause swelling, thereby reducing swelling in your eyes.

    What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

    What: Vexol has been shown to reduce swelling in the eyes.

    When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's directions. It is important that you use Vexol exactly as your healthcare provider has prescribed.

    How do I know it is working?

    You may feel an improvement in your eye symptoms once you begin using Vexol. This is a good indicator that your medication is working. Your healthcare provider may ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled.

  • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

    The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

    More common side effects may include: blurred vision, discharge, discomfort, eye pain, feeling like something is in your eye, red eye, itching.

    Less common side effects may include:

    Eye problems, such as glaucoma (high pressure in the eye), cataracts, or eye infections.

  • Who should not take this medication?

    Do not use Vexol if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

    Do not use Vexol if you have an eye infection.

  • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

    Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Vexol. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have glaucoma or certain eye infections.

  • What is the usual dosage?

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

    After Eye Surgery

    Adults: Apply 1 to 2 drops into your lower eyelid(s) four times a day, starting 24 hours after surgery and continuing throughout the first 2 weeks.

    Uveitis

    Adults: Apply 1 to 2 drops into your lower eyelid(s) every hour while you are awake for the first week, then 1 drop every two hours while you are awake for the second week. After 2 weeks, your healthcare provider may adjust your dose as appropriate.

  • How should I take this medication?

    Use Vexol exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop using Vexol without first talking to your healthcare provider.

    Shake the bottle well before using it.

  • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

    Do not allow the tip of the bottle to touch any surface, as this can contaminate Vexol.

  • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

    No significant interactions have been reported with Vexol at this time. However, always tell your healthcare provider about any medicines you take, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

  • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Vexol during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Do not breastfeed while you are using Vexol. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

    If you miss a dose of Vexol, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not apply two doses at once.

  • How should I store this medication?

    Store in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Do not freeze.