Rimexolone

Rimexolone treats inflammation of the eye after eye surgery. May cause blurred vision. Do not drive until you know how this medication affects you.

Rimexolone Overview

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Rimexolone is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation in the eye after surgery. It is also used to treat a condition in the eye called anterior uveitis.

Rimexolone belongs to a group of drugs called corticosteroids. These work changing the way your immune system works to reduce inflammation.

This medication comes as an eye drop and is usually used 4 times daily for 2 weeks after surgery. 

When treating anterior uveitis, rimexolone is applied in the affected eye every hour during waking hours for the first week, then every two hours during waking hours for the second week, and then tapered off.

Common side effects of rimexolone include eye discharge, discomfort, and itching.

Rimexolone can also cause blurred vision. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how rimexolone affects you.

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Uses of Rimexolone

Rimexolone is a prescription medication used to treat inflammation in the eye after surgery. It is also used to treat a condition in the eye called anterior uveitis (inflammation of the middle layer of the eye).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Rimexolone Brand Names

Rimexolone may be found in some form under the following brand names:

Rimexolone Drug Class

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Side Effects of Rimexolone

Serious side effects have been reported with rimexolone. See the "Rimexolone Precautions" section.

Common side effects of rimexolone include the following:

  • blurred vision
  • eye discharge
  • eye pain
  • feeling of a foreign body in the eye
  • itching of the eye
  • increased intraocular pressure
  • red eye

This is not a complete list of rimexolone side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.