HMS

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DRUG DESCRIPTION

HMS® (medrysone) 1.0% LIQUIFILM® sterile ophthalmic suspension is a topical anti-inflammatory agent for ophthalmic use.

Chemical Name: (medrysone 1% liquifilm opthalmic)   11(beta)-Hydroxy-6(alpha)-methylpregn-4-ene-3, 20-dione.

Contains:   Active: medrysone 1.0%. Preservative: benzalkonium chloride 0.004%. Inactives: LIQUIFILM® (polyvinyl alcohol) 1.4%. edetate disodium; sodium chloride; potassium chloride; sodium phosphate, monobasic; sodium phosphate, dibasic; hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; sodium hydroxide to adjust the pH; and purified water.

What are the possible side effects of medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, an increase in the pressure inside of the eye, formation of cataracts, or perforation of the cornea have been reported. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.

More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use medrysone ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects that you...

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HMS Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: HMS

Generic Name: medrysone ophthalmic (Pronunciation: ME dri sone)

  • What is medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • What are the possible side effects of medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • What is the most important information I should know about medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • Who should not use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • How should I use medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • What happens if I miss a dose (HMS)?
  • What happens if I overdose (HMS)?
  • What should I avoid while using medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • What other drugs will affect medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?
  • Where can I get more information?

What is medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?

Medrysone is in a class of drugs called corticosteroids. It inhibits processes in the body that cause inflammation. Therefore, the swelling and pain of inflammatory conditions is decreased.

Medrysone ophthalmic is used to treat eye inflammation caused by infections, injury, surgery, or other conditions.

Medrysone ophthalmic may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?

Serious side effects are not expected with this medication. Rarely, an increase in the pressure inside of the eye, formation of cataracts, or perforation of the cornea have been reported. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.

More commonly, some burning, stinging, irritation, itching, redness, blurred vision or sensitivity to light may occur. Continue to use medrysone ophthalmic and talk to your doctor about any side effects that you experience.

What is the most important information I should know about medrysone ophthalmic (HMS)?

Do not stop using this medication suddenly if you have been using it for several weeks or more. Before stopping, you may need to reduce the dose over several days to prevent side effects.

Contact your doctor if your symptoms begin to get worse or if you do not see any improvement in your condition after a few days.

Do not touch the dropper to any surface, including your eyes or hands. The dropper is sterile. If it becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eye.

Apply light pressure to the inside corner of your eye (near your nose) after each drop to prevent the fluid from draining down your tear ducts.

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