Zioptan comes in pouches with 10 single-dose containers per pouch. Store the unopened pouches in the refrigerator. Once you open a pouch, you may keep it at room temperature for up to 28 days, after which it must be discarded.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
There is no standard guidance for what to do about a missed dosage of this medication. Oddly enough, it is known that using it more frequently than once a day actually makes the drug less effective. Therefore, it might be best to skip a missed dosage (without trying to "make it up") and continue with your regular schedule.
Zioptan comes in one strength: Zioptan 0.0015% eye drops, containing 0.3 mL of the medication per single-use container (enough for a single dosage of one or both eyes).
Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. Electronic orange book: approved drug products with therapeutic equivalence evaluations. FDA Web site. Available at: http://www.fda.gov/cder/ob/. Accessed May 1, 2012.
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