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Propine Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Propine is used to treat chronic open-angle glaucoma, the most common form of the disease. In glaucoma, the fluid inside the eyeball is under abnormally high pressure, a condition which can cause vision problems or even blindness.

Propine belongs to a class of medication called "prodrugs," drugs that generally are not active by themselves, but are converted in the body to an active form. This makes for better absorption, stability, and comfort and reduces side effects.

Propine Dosage


    The usual dose is 1 drop in the eye(s) every 12 hours. It usually takes about 30 minutes for Propine to start working. You should feel the maximum effects of the drug within 1 hour.


    The safety and effectiveness of Propine have not been established in children.

Uses of Propine

Side Effects of Propine

Before taken Propine medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Propine. Side effects may include:

  • Burning and stinging, red eye

Warnings and precautions before taking Propine:

  • Propine may cause vision problems, including blurry vision, for a short time after the eyedrops are applied. If this occurs, make sure you do not drive, use machinery, or participate in any hazardous activity that requires clear vision.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Propine with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Propine with the following:

  • No significant interactions have been reported.


After taken Propine if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect.

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