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Mitomycin - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> When should I not use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> What special dietary instructions should I follow?
> How should I store this medicine?

 

Why do I need this medicine?

Mitomycin is used during surgery for glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) to prevent scarring.

How do I use this medicine?

Mitomycin is to be used as topical application to the surgical site. It is not intended for direct application into the eye.

Your doctor or nurse will administer this medicine for you.

When should I not use this medicine?

Do not use Mitomycin if you are pregnant or planning to have a baby soon. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, alert your doctor immediately. Mitomycin may cause harm to your unborn child.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have phakic lenses (eye implants that can correct short-sightedness).

Let your doctor know if you are breastfeeding.

What side effects could I experience?

Mitomycin may cause any of the following side effects: pain, irritation or swelling of the eyes, low eye pressure, clouding of the lens of the eye.

You may also experience some problems with your eyesight, such as blurred vision. Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your eyesight.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

What special dietary instructions should I follow?

Avoid alcohol.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Protect from light.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Mitomycin - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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