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For adults with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Dosing & Safety

Administration notes1

Rhopressa® requires one drop of medication per day and should be taken in the evening.

If one dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose in the evening.

Twice-a-day dosing is not well tolerated and is not recommended.

If Rhopressa® is to be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic products, administer each drug product at least 5 minutes apart.

Store Rhopressa® in the refrigerator (36 ° to 46 °F) until opened. After opening, Rhopressa® may be kept at 36 ° to 77 °F for up to 6 weeks. If after opening the product is kept refrigerated at 36 ° to 46 °F, then the product can be used until the expiration date stamped on the bottle.

Hyperemia

  • 53% of patients experienced hyperemia while taking Rhopressa®1
  • Other ocular AEs in ∼20% of patients included cornea verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage1
  • 6% of patients discontinued therapy due to conjunctival hyperemia1
  • Please see Important Safety Information on this page

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Bacterial Keratitis: There have been reports of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of multiple-dose containers of topical ophthalmic products. These containers had been inadvertently contaminated by patients who, in most cases, had a concurrent corneal disease or a disruption of the ocular epithelial surface.

Contact Lenses: Contact lenses should be removed prior to instillation of Rhopressa® and may be inserted 15 minutes following its administration.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common ocular adverse reaction observed in controlled clinical studies with Rhopressa® dosed once daily was conjunctival hyperemia, reported in 53% of patients. Six percent of patients discontinued therapy due to conjunctival hyperemia. Other common (approximately 20%) adverse reactions were: corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. Instillation site erythema, corneal staining, blurred vision, increased lacrimation, erythema of eyelid, and reduced visual acuity were reported in 5-10% of patients.

The corneal verticillata seen in Rhopressa®- treated patients were first noted at 4 weeks of daily dosing. This reaction did not result in any apparent visual functional changes. Most corneal verticillata resolved upon discontinuation of treatment.

Please click here for full prescribing information for Rhopressa®.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNINGS AND PRECAUTIONS

Bacterial Keratitis: There have been reports of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of multiple-dose containers of topical ophthalmic products. These containers had been inadvertently contaminated by patients who, in most cases, had a concurrent corneal disease or a disruption of the ocular epithelial surface.

Contact Lenses: Contact lenses should be removed prior to instillation of Rhopressa® and may be inserted 15 minutes following its administration.

ADVERSE REACTIONS

The most common ocular adverse reaction observed in controlled clinical studies with Rhopressa® dosed once daily was conjunctival hyperemia, reported in 53% of patients. Six percent of patients discontinued therapy due to conjunctival hyperemia. Other common (approximately 20%) adverse reactions were: corneal verticillata, instillation site pain, and conjunctival hemorrhage. Instillation site erythema, corneal staining, blurred vision, increased lacrimation, erythema of eyelid, and reduced visual acuity were reported in 5-10% of patients.

The corneal verticillata seen in Rhopressa®- treated patients were first noted at 4 weeks of daily dosing. This reaction did not result in any apparent visual functional changes. Most corneal verticillata resolved upon discontinuation of treatment.

Please click here for full prescribing information for Rhopressa®.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

INDICATIONS AND USAGE

Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% is indicated for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION

The recommended dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.

References:

  1. Rhopressa® (netarsudil ophthalmic solution) 0.02% Prescribing Information, Aerie Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Irvine, Calif. 2019.
  2. Managed Market Insights & Technology, LLC. Accessed on April 18, 2022.
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