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Durezol: Ophthalmic drops, emulsion

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How This Drug Works
Corticosteriods
Corticosteroids provide anti-inflammatory relief by helping the body make proteins that decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms like swelling, redness, pain and others.
"Corticosteroids provide anti&#45;inflammatory relief for many different conditions and come in drug forms such as tablets, inhalers, eye&#45;drops, and others. <br><br> The body normally responds to inflammation or cell damage by producing white blood cells and chemical messengers to fight an infection or repair damage. However, in some cases, the surge of all of these substances to a localized area of the body can cause symptoms of inflammation and damage to the bodyâ¬"s tissues. <br><br> Corticosteroids bind to steroid receptors inside cells and form a tightly joined group. When the steroid&#45;receptor &#34;group&#34; is activated, it moves inside the cell&#39;s nucleus where it is able to control the cellâ¬"s ability to make proteins. The proteins that are made decrease inflammatory chemical messengers and reduce symptoms of inflammation like swelling, redness, pain and others."
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DIFLUPREDNATE (DYE floo PRED nate) is used in the eye to treat pain and swelling caused by eye surgery or uveitis.

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CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Durezol: Ophthalmic drops, emulsion
Usage by Gender
58.66%
41.34%
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage by Age
0.65%
5.68%
16.44%
77.24%
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Average Scores
Easy to Take: 4.5 / 5
Works as Intended: 4.5 / 5
Tolerable: 4.5 / 5

Worked as described
Durezol: I Took this med for eye irritation and inflammation for about three months on a decreasing scale. I eventually developed a high IOP at the 48 level and had to stop taking the med and taking a drug to reduce the IOP or suffer Glaucoma. The Optometrist told me to discard the Durezol and not take it again. The ingredient Prednisone in Durezol can cause an increase in IOP which can lead to high IOP. Be cautious of Prednisone in any medication.
Helpful: 2
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
November 09, 2015
From: Fort Myers, FL
Age: 75 or over
Gender: Male
Drug Form: Ophthalmic drops, emulsion
Easy to Take: Agree
Works as Intended: Disagree
Tolerable: Agree


Eye Saver!
I have reoccurring uevitis. It quickly relieves the pain and inflammation when I have flare ups better than any other medication. I am very sensitive to prednisone and this eyedrop was very tolerable for me. What a relief it is.
Helpful: 3
Unhelpful: 0
CVS Customer
March 17, 2015
From: Pinellas Park, FL
Age: 45-54
Gender: Female
Drug Form: Ophthalmic drops, emulsion
Easy to Take: Strongly Agree
Works as Intended: Strongly Agree
Tolerable: Strongly Agree