Arutimol eye drops: manual, price, reviews, analogs
Arutimol protivoglaucomny is a medication used to reduce pressure inside the eye.
The vehicle belongs to the β-adrenergic blocker. Pressure inside the eye is reduced by reducing the amount of fluid within the eye. Not have any negative effects on pupil size and the ability to see clearly the surrounding objects. Absorbed into the bloodstream, which can cause systemic effects.
Act after use begins after 20 minutes. The maximum effect is reached after 2 hours and lasts for days.
The composition and form of issue
The tool is a eye drops which are solution (colorless or with a yellowish tinge): 0,25%, or 0,5%. The drops are in bottles, whose volume is 5 ml. principal component drops – timolol gidromolot. Auxiliary components: benzalkonium chloride, povidone, disodium edetate dihydrate, sodium dihydrogen phosphate dihydrate, sodium monohydrogenphosphate dodecahydrate, water.
Indications for use
- high pressure inside the eye;
- glaucoma (open-angle aphakic, juvenile).
Also drops are used in glaucoma angle-closure, but together with the means that constrict the pupils.
Method of application
The duration of treatment, in most cases, is prolonged and the dosage determined by the physician-ophthalmologist. First assigned to the solution of 0.25% 2 times a day 1 drop. After the pressure inside the eye is reduced, instilled 1 time a day for the 1st drop. If treatment with this solution does not bring the expected effect, then you can go to the 0.5% solution. The change dosage can be prescribed only by an ophthalmologist.
Drops can use:
- people with intolerance to the components;
- suffering from obstructive respiratory diseases, heart disease, atrophic rhinitis, rashes caused by allergies, dystrophy of the cornea.
Caution need to use them at such illnesses:
- pulmonary insufficiency;
- myasthenia gravis;
Important! In pregnancy or during breastfeeding must also carefully apply drops only when the effect is expected to be greater than the risks for fetal development.
May cause local and systemic side effects. Local are:
- increased secretion of tears;
- swelling and redness of the conjunctiva;
- the emergence of itching, irritation, swelling of the eyelids;
- drooping of the upper eyelid;
- the emergence of fear of light;
- the double vision;
- the reduction of transparency and corneal edema.
- Allergy symptoms;
- the occurrence of shortness of breath;
- a heart rhythm disorder;
- lowering blood pressure;
- the occurrence of nausea;
- the appearance of pain in the head;
- respiratory failure in newborns.
Overdose can be manifested by pain in the head, cardiac arrhythmias, nausea and vomiting. As therapy eyes washed with water. Basically, therapy is symptomatic.
Interaction with other drugs
You cannot use it with tools that are a part of the adrenaline. It may cause pupil dilation and many other adverse effects. Also, you cannot use Arutimol calcium channel blockers – this can slow the heart rate or significantly decrease the HELL.
Using the drops along with insulin can lead to a decrease in the normal level of blood sugar. If you plan Lasik eye surgery, stop using this medicine have two days to her.
Before eyedrops you need to remove the lens, and back to wear them after 15 minutes. When using drops visual acuity temporarily falls, and mental reactions become slower. As a result, immediately after the procedure, you can not get behind the wheel of a car or to operate mechanisms that require attention.
If earlier people used the means that constrict the pupils, when using Arutimol is often required to correct the refraction. The use of this drug requires constant monitoring of intraocular pressure and examination of the cornea. If the patient has impaired circulation of the brain, to apply Arutimol to be careful, following the reduction of blood circulation in the brain in order to stop using the drops.
About eye drops Arutimol buyers respond both positively and negatively. They are well established in the treatment of glaucoma and to reduce intraocular pressure. Those who used them wrote: «They are excellent for glaucoma, but at the same time with their instillation can cause dimness in the eyes, dizziness and nausea. The result of their application after visible, but not immediately».
Similar Arutimol are:
- Oftan Timolol;
- Have cusimolol;
To replace the drops on other, similar funds can only ophthalmologist. Doing it yourself is not recommended.
The cost drops in Russian pharmacies is from 54 to 80 rubles.