Tafluprost (Into the eye)
Antiglaucoma (About this – PubMed Health)
Uses of This Medicine
Tafluprost eye drops is used alone or together with other medicines to treat increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called hypertension of the eye. Both conditions are caused by high pressure in the eye which can lead to pain or vision changes. This medicine is a prostaglandin.
This medicine is available only with your doctor’s prescription.
Other uses (PubMed Health)
How To Use
Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use. Do not use more than directed. Use this medicine in the evening.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Gently squeeze the container so that 1 drop goes into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball.
After you open the single-use container, use the medicine right away. Throw away any unused medicine. The medicine does not stay sterile after the container is opened.
Open only 1 single-use container each time your use the medicine. The container has enough medicine for both eyes, if needed.
Wait at least 5 minutes before you put any other eye drop in the same eye.
Read and follow the patient instructions that come with this medicine. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.
Missed dose: Take a dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then and take a regular dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.
Cartons and unopened foil pouches: Store in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
Opened foil pouches: Store at room temperature for up to 28 days. Protect from moisture.
Write down the date that you open the foil pouch. Throw away any unused medicine 28 days after you opened the pouch for the first time.
Drugs and Foods to Avoid
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.
When Not To Use
This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to tafluprost.
Your doctor will check your progress and the effects of this medicine at regular visits. Keep all appointments.
Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.
Possible side effects
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Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:
Redness, pain, itching, or swelling of the eye or eyelid
If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
Darker color or increased growth of your eyelashes
Eye color changes, darkening of your eyelid
Mild itching, burning, or redness of your eye, dry eyes
If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
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