Taflotan eye drops: manual, price, reviews, analogs
Taflotan protivoglaucomny is a tool that normalizes the pressure inside the eye, and has a stable therapeutic effect.
The drug belongs to the family of synthetic prostaglandins, which contribute to remedy in the eye tissue exchange processes. Can be used as a single agent for the treatment of glaucoma and in combination therapy. Thanks to its main ingredient, which is tafluprost, reduces pressure inside the eye due to the outflow of a watery liquid. Not give disease to develop, and thereby prevents the development of blindness.
To operate the tool starts after 2-4 hours after use. The maximum effect is obtained after 12 hours, and it lasts 24 hours. Components drops enter the bloodstream in small amounts, but can cause side effects.
The composition and form of issue
Available in drops for the eyes, main component of which is tafluprost. Subsidiary are glycerin, edetate disodium, digidrofosfata dihydrate sodium, Polysorbate 80, sodium hydroxide, water. Solution drops is translucent and comes either in a tube-dropper with a volume of 0.3 ml (solution drops without preservatives), or in a bottle with a volume of 2.5 ml.
Indications for use
- when ocular hypertension;
- glaucoma (open-angle) for lowering pressure inside the eye;
- as monotherapy, when decreasing the pressure and referring to the first line, do not have the desired effect;
- as monotherapy, when the patient has contraindications to first-line drugs, lowering the pressure;
- as an adjuvant in the treatment of β-blockers.
A tube-dropper with solution intended for use by people who cannot use the drug, which contains preservatives.
Method of application and doses
The instillation is carried out 1 time a day, in the evening. The dose should be followed exactly in order to not lower the effect of the use of funds. Tube-IV use only one appointment – even if there’s still a solution, then the tube is still utilized.
After instillation should shut my eyes or press on the inner corner of the eye to reduce the amount of penetration drops components into the bloodstream. Sure you want to remove excess drug from the skin to avoid the likelihood of darkening.
The drug must not be used:
- people with hypersensitivity to its ingredients;
- pregnant and lactating women.
It is not recommended to use these drops children has not been studied as their impact on the child’s body.
Caution: the drug is administered to people who have been aphakia, there is a risk of katodnogo macular edema, uveitis, iritis. There is also no information about how to use Taflotan people with this disease, such as asthma, severe. Therefore, for them the drug is used cautiously.
Important! Assign Taflotan should only ophthalmologist who makes the diagnosis of the disease and determines the appropriate therapy.
When using Taflotan may cause side effects, accompanied by the following symptoms:
- itching and irritation of the organ of vision;
- redness of the conjunctiva;
- the color change of the iris;
- the dryness in the body;
- change eyelashes (thickening, lengthening);
- pain in the head;
- increased secretion of tears;
- a decrease in visual acuity.
- edema and erythema of the eyelids;
- fear of the light.
These side effects are most frequent. But also maybe sometimes the appearance such as the occurrence of asthenopia, allergic conjunctivitis, point keratitis, discomfort, blepharitis, conjunctival edema, flair the front of the camera.
When using these drops overdose is unlikely. However, you should follow the recommended dosage to avoid negative effects. If they occur when the dose drops, the treatment will wear symptomatic.
Interaction with other drugs
Research on how Taflotan interacts with other drugs have not been conducted. But still the probability of incompatibility when using these drops with other tools is very low, since tafluprost absorbed into the blood in small quantities. In the treatment of high ocular pressure Taflotan in combination with other drugs should be produced instillation after applying the previous tools in 5 minutes.
When using these drops, you need to remove lenses that back can install 15 minutes later. This is due to the fact that available in the product is benzalkonium chloride can ruin lenses. It is also important to constantly monitor the dryness of the eyes, which can cause the substance the prolonged use of Taflotan.
The physician should warn the patient that when you use drops, changes can occur in the eyelashes, the color of the iris and darkening of the eyelid skin. Very noticeable changes are when the treatment is done on one eye.
Immediately after instillation may be designed to blur the vision, so you can immediately get behind the wheel of a car or get to work with the mechanisms that require attention.
Andrew S., 55 years
«My wife dripping Taflotan in open-angle glaucoma to reduce intraocular pressure. When I buried the eyes at night, morning headache and sensation as if sand filled. Then I realized that so business will not go, and started to dig somewhere at 17.00 PM. In the morning, no headaches was not.»
Nina, 47 years
«The doctor prescribed these drops for glaucoma. But as I read the instructions and saw how many side effects, but now I doubt whether to use this drug».
Similar Taflotan are:
- Drops fotil;
Similar to this drug means must be prescribed by a doctor-ophthalmologist. Independently to replace the medicines prescribed by the doctor, is not recommended.
The cost of these drops in Russian pharmacies is from 650 to 750 rubles.