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Dipivefrin: an adrenaline pro-drug for glaucoma

Abstract

Local adrenaline is sometimes needed for the treatment of chronic simple glaucoma1 but it often causes troublesome unwanted effects. Dipivefrin a pro-drug of adrenaline, is claimed to have fewer of these ocular and systemic adverse effects. It is available for topical use as 0.1% drops (Propine - Allergan).

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