Apraclonidine is used to lower pressure in the eye by reducing the amount of fluid in the eye.
The usual dose of apraclonidine is 1-2 drops to each affected eye 3 times a day. To apply eye drops: tilt back your head and create a “pocket” with the lower eyelid; look up and squeeze dropper; close eye for 2-3 minutes; press finger to tear duct to prevent drainage; wait at least 5 minutes before using other eye drops. Follow your doctor’s instructions and any instructions included with the medicine.
Do not use if you have taken a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. Use caution when driving or doing anything that requires alertness.
Common side effects include blurry vision, dry eyes, redness, puffiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. Get emergency medical help if you experience symptoms of an allergic reaction, overdose, or have severe itching, pain, drainage in your eye, or other serious reaction.