DPE is a prodrug of adrenaline, which is used to treat glaucoma. It is available as ophthalmic solution (eye drops).

DPE - Pharmacology:

DPE is converted to epinephrine inside the human eye by enzyme hydrolysis. The liberated epinephrine, an adrenergic agonist, appears to exert its action by decreasing aqueous production and by enhancing outflow facility. The dipivefrin prodrug delivery system is a more efficient way of delivering the therapeutic effects of epinephrine, with fewer side effects than are associated with conventional epinephrine therapy.

DPE for patients

Instructions for use:

  1. On the first usage, make sure the number "1" appears in the window. If not, click the cap to the right station.
  2. Remove the cap and apply medication.
  3. Replace the cap. Hold the C CAP® between your thumb and forefinger. Now rotate the bottle until the cap clicks to the next station.
  4. When its time to take your next dose, repeat steps 2 and 3.

Important Notes:

Dont try to catch up on missed doses by applying more than one dose at a time. Each time you replace the cap, turn it until you hear the click. The number in the window specifies your next dosage.

DPE Interactions

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DPE Contraindications

PROPINE® should not be used in patients with narrow angles since any dilation of the pupil may predispose the patient to an attack of angle-closure glaucoma. This product is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any of its components.

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DPE see also

Brand Names containing Dipivefrin