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Basic Drug Info
Drug Name:ALREX
Manufacturer:Bausch & Lomb Incorporated
Other Info:

Bausch & Lomb Incorporated, Tampa, Florida 33637U.S.

Patent No.

4,996,335U.S.

Patent No.

5,540,930 U.S.

Patent No.

5,747,061 ¬©Bausch & Lomb IncorporatedAlrex¬ģ is a registered trademark of Bausch & Lomb Incorporated9007901 (Folded)9005501 (Flat)



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Indications and Usage
ALREX Ophthalmic Suspension is indicated for the temporary relief of the signs and symptoms of seasonal allergic conjunctivitis.
Physical findings -- Objective evidence of disease perceptible to the examining physician.

Symptoms -- An indication that a person has a condition or disease. Some examples of symptoms are headache, fever, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, and pain.

Seasonal allergic conjunctivitis --

Contraindications

ALREX, as with other ophthalmic corticosteroids, is contraindicated in most viral diseases of the cornea and conjunctiva including epithelial herpes simplex keratitis (dendritic keratitis), vaccinia, and varicella, and also in mycobacterial infection of the eye and fungal diseases of ocular structures.

ALREX is also contraindicated in individuals with known or suspected hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients of this preparation and to other corticosteroids.
Virus Diseases -- A general term for diseases produced by viruses.

Corneal Diseases -- Diseases of the cornea.

Dendritic keratitis -- A form of herpetic keratitis characterized by the formation of small vesicles which break down and coalesce to form recurring dendritic ulcers, characteristically irregular, linear, branching, and ending in knoblike extremities. (Dictionary of Visual Science, 3d ed)

Vaccinia -- The cutaneous and occasional systemic reactions associated with vaccination using smallpox (variola) vaccine.

Chickenpox -- A highly contagious infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus (HERPESVIRUS 3, HUMAN). It usually affects children, is spread by direct contact or respiratory route via droplet nuclei, and is characterized by the appearance on the skin and mucous membranes of successive crops of typical pruritic vesicular lesions that are easily broken and become scabbed. Chickenpox is relatively benign in children, but may be complicated by pneumonia and encephalitis in adults. (From Dorland, 27th ed)

Mycobacterium Infections -- Infections with bacteria of the genus MYCOBACTERIUM.

Mycoses -- disease caused by a fungus.

Hypersensitivity -- Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Warnings

Prolonged use of corticosteroids may result in glaucoma with damage to the optic nerve, defects in visual acuity and fields of vision, and in posterior subcapsular cataract formation.

Steroids should be used with caution in the presence of glaucoma.Prolonged use of corticosteroids may suppress the host response and thus increase the hazard of secondary ocular infections.In those diseases causing thinning of the cornea or sclera, perforations have been known to occur with the use of topical steroids.

In acute purulent conditions of the eye, steroids may mask infection or enhance existing infection.Use of ocular steroids may prolong the course and may exacerbate the severity of many viral infections of the eye (including herpes simplex).Employment of a corticosteroid medication in the treatment of patients with a history of herpes simplex requires great caution.

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