Vexol

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

Vexol Overview

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Vexol 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.

Vexol 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, Vexol 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 Vexol include eye discharge, discomfort, and itching.

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

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Uses of Vexol

Vexol 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.

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Rimexolone

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Vexol Drug Class

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Side Effects of Vexol

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

Common side effects of Vexol 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 Vexol 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.