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What Is Qoliana Used For?

How Does This Medication Work?

Qoliana belongs to a group of medications called alpha adrenergic agonists, or simply "alpha agonists." This drug binds to and activates alpha receptors in the eye, causing two important effects. It decreases the amount of fluid (known as aqueous humor) produced by the eye and increases the rate of drainage. These two effects help to lower pressure in the eye.

Can Children Use Qoliana?

Qoliana is approved for use in children as young as two years old. However, studies have suggested that young children, between the ages of two and seven, have an increased risk for developing drowsiness due to the medication. Make sure to ask your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using any medication, including Qoliana, for your child.

What About Off-Label Uses?

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend Qoliana for something other than the treatment of high eye pressure or open angle glaucoma. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, using Qoliana to treat angle-closure glaucoma would be an off-label use.

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