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Difluprednate (Into the eye)

Treats eye irritation and inflammation. This medicine is a corticosteroid.

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Difluprednate eye drops is used to treat eye pain, redness, and swelling caused by eye surgery. It is also used to treat an eye condition called endogenous anterior uveitis (eye inflammation). This medicine belongs to the group of medicines known as corticosteroids (steroids or cortisone-like medicines). This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription. … Read more
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Drug Class Review: Topical Calcineurin Inhibitors: Final Report [Internet]

Since December 2000, two topical calcineurin inhibitors have been approved for use in patients with atopic dermatitis in the United States and Canada. Since the approval of these agents, several case reports of malignancies (skin and lymphoma) have been reported to the United States Food and Drug Administration, causing a black box warning to be placed in each product's labeling. Several pharmacokinetic analyses, commentaries, and editorials have been published refuting the addition of the black box warning. In light of these findings, this comparative effectiveness review of 2 topical calcineurin inhibitors was commissioned to identify whether additional good-quality studies on safety have been published and to determine whether differences in efficacy and effectiveness exist between the 2 topical agents. The purpose of this review is to compare the effectiveness and harms of topical calcineurin inhibitors in persons with atopic dermatitis or eczema.

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