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Zioptan Eye Drops

(Tafluprost)

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  • Zioptan Eye Drops Overview

    Tafluprost is used to treat high pressure inside the eye due to glaucoma (open-angle type) or other eye diseases (such as ocular hypertension). Lowering high pressure inside the eye can help prevent blindness. Zioptan Eye Drops works by regulating the flow of fluid within the eye to maintain a normal pressure.

  • How to Use Zioptan Eye Drops

    Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start using tafluprost and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Apply Zioptan Eye Drops in the affected eye(s) as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the evening. Do not use Zioptan Eye Drops more frequently than prescribed; using more can make it work less well. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. To avoid contamination, do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye (near the nose). Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. This will prevent the medication from draining out. Try not to blink or rub your eye. Repeat these steps for your other eye if so directed. Wait several minutes for your vision to clear before driving or operating machinery. If you are using another kind of eye medication (such as drops or ointments), wait at least 5 minutes before applying other medications. Use eye drops before eye ointments to allow the drops to enter the eye. Use Zioptan Eye Drops regularly to get the most benefit from it. Remember to use Zioptan Eye Drops at the same time each day. Keep using tafluprost even if you feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye do not have symptoms.

  • Zioptan Eye Drops Precautions

    Before taking tafluprost, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. Zioptan Eye Drops may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Zioptan Eye Drops, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,other eye problems (such as macular edema, iritis, uveitis, lens extraction/aphakia). After you apply Zioptan Eye Drops, your vision may become temporarily blurred. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you can do it safely. Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). During pregnancy, Zioptan Eye Drops should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if Zioptan Eye Drops passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

  • Zioptan Eye Drops Misdose

    If you miss a dose of Zioptan Eye Drops, use it as soon as you remember if it is on the same day. If you do not remember until the next day, skip the missed dose. Use your next dose at the regular time. Do not double the dose to catch up.

  • Zioptan Eye Drops Interactions

    Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.eyelash treatments (such as topically applied bimatoprost).

  • Zioptan Eye Drops Side Effects

    Burning/stinging/irritation/redness of the eye, feeling as if something is in your eye, dry eyes, watering eyes, and increased sensitivity to light may occur. If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. Zioptan Eye Drops may slowly (over months to years) cause the colored portion of the eye (iris) to turn brown. If you are using tafluprost in only one eye, only that iris may change color. An increase in eyelash number/length/thickness and darkening of the eyelashes/eyelids may also occur in the treated eye. These changes may be permanent, but the long-term effects are uncertain. Tell your doctor if this occurs and schedule regular eye exams to monitor it. Remember that Zioptan Eye Drops has been prescribed because your doctor has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using Zioptan Eye Drops do not have serious side effects. Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects,vision changes, eye pain/swelling, swelling/redness of the eyelids. Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects,rapid vision changes (such as loss of vision). A very serious allergic reaction to Zioptan Eye Drops is rare. However, get medical help right away if you notice any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction,rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing. This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or at www.fda.gov/medwatch. In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

  • Zioptan Eye Drops Storage

    Zioptan Eye Drops comes as single-use containers in a pouch. Store the unopened pouches in the refrigerator. After opening the pouch, store unused containers in the pouch at room temperature for up to 30 days. Discard any unused containers 30 days after first opening the pouch. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Zioptan Eye Drops when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.

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