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Brand Name: Rescula®
Active Ingredient:   unoprostone isopropyl
Strength(s): 0.15%
Dosage Form(s):   Ophthalmic Solution
Company Name:    Ciba Vision
Availability:         Prescription only
*Dated Approved by FDA:   August 3, 2000
*Approval by FDA does not mean that the drug is available for consumers at this time.

What is Rescula used for?

Rescula is used to lower eye pressure in people with elevated eye pressure who cannot use other medications or who have not responded to other medications.

Who should not take Rescula?

You should not use Rescula if you are allergic to unoprostone isopropyl, benzalkonium chloride or any other ingredients.

Special Warnings with Rescula:

Rescula can increase the amount of brown pigment in the iris. These changes may be permanent. The change in eye color occurs slowly and may not be noticeable for months to several years. The long-term effects of the increased pigment are not known at this time.

What are some possible side effects of Rescula? (This is NOT a complete list of side effects reported with Rescula. Your health care provider can discuss with you a more complete list of side effects.)  

  • Burning/stinging of the eyes
  • Dry eyes
  • Itching
  • Increased length of eyelashes
  • Redness of the eyes You should not use Rescula if you are allergic to unoprostone isopropyl, benzalkonium chloride or any other ingredients.
  • Abnormal vision
  • Eyelid swelling or redness
  • Sensation of having an object in the eye
  • Tearing

For more detailed information about Rescula, ask your health care provider.    Link to Rescula's Approved Label 

Date Posted:  12/08/00


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last update: December 2004

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