Dipivefrin reduces the amount of fluid in the eye, which decreases pressure inside the eye.
Dipivefrin ophthalmic is used to treat open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high pressure inside the eye).
Fast or irregular heartbeat
increase in blood pressure
itching, pain, redness, or swelling of eye or eyelid (severe), or other irritation of the eye
skin rash or hives
watering of eyes (severe and continuing)
Some of the side effects that can occur with dipivefrin ophthalmic may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:
burning or stinging of the eye
increased sensitivity of eyes to light