TAFLUPROST - Watsons Health

TAFLUPROST

Tafluprost is used to treat glaucoma or other causes of increased pressure inside the eye. This medication works by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye to reduce pressure. The use of this drug may cause a gradual change in the eyes color as well as the eyelids and lashes. Color changes may be permanent even after your treatment ends.

This medication is used to treat open-angle glaucoma and to lower high eye pressure.

Use care when driving or doing other tasks that call for clear eyesight.

Common side effects of this drug include:

  • Headache
  • stinging or irritation of the eye
  • Less common
  • Cough
  • darker color of the eyelashes
  • dry eyes
  • increased growth of the eyelashes

Less common side effects may include:

  • Blurred vision
  • Burning, Dry, or Itching Eyes
  • Decreased Vision
  • Eye Discharge or Excessive Tearing
  • Eye Pain
  • Redness, Pain, or Swelling of the Eye, Eyelid, or Inner Lining of the Eyelid

Notify your doctor promptly if any of these symptoms persist or worsen.

Precautions

Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist:

  • If you are allergic to it or if you have any other allergies.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are to undergo any surgical procedure.
  • If you are taking herbal, prescription and non-prescription drugs.
  • If you have certain medical conditions such as eye infection or eye injury

 

Interactions

Drug interactions may either lessen the effectiveness of this drug or heighten the risk for severe side effects. It’s important to inform your doctor all the medication including prescription and non-prescription and herbal medicines you are taking or going to take.

Call emergency hotline if someone has overdosed and has serious symptoms such as passing out or trouble breathing.

Available brand/s:

  • Tafluprost

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