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What is this medicine?

MITOMYCIN (mye toe MYE sin) is used during glaucoma surgery.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-an unusual or allergic reaction to mitomycin, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is used during eye surgery. It is given by a health care professional in a hospital or clinic setting.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

Overdosage: If you think you've taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without talking to your doctor or health care professional.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Your condition will be monitored carefully while you are receiving this medicine.

Tell your doctor or health care professional right away if you have any change in your eyesight.

Women should inform their doctor if they wish to become pregnant or think they might be pregnant. There is a potential for serious side effects to an unborn child. Talk to your health care professional or pharmacist for more information. Do not breast-feed an infant while taking this medicine.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-changes in vision
-eye pain
-sensitivity to light
-swelling around the eye
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (Report these to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome.):

-red eye
-tearing

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.


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