Tafluprost belongs to a class of medications called prostaglandin analogues, which is used to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition where the nerve in the eye is damaged, and is usually associated with increased eye pressure. Untreated glaucoma can affect your eyesight and cause blindness. Tafluprost helps to lower the pressure in your eye by increasing drainage of fluid in the eye.
• Stinging or burning sensation • Redness• Itchiness• Eye dryness and irritation• Eyelid skin darkening and eyelash changes (increased length, thickness, darkening and/or number of eyelashes)
If these side effects happen and do not go away, check with your healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Iris darkening may occur due to gradual increase in the amount of brown pigment and result in permanent change in eye colour. This side effect is observed mainly in patients with mixed coloured irides, i.e. blue-brown, grey-brown, yellow-brown and green-brown.
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:• Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue• Difficulty in breathing• Itchy skin rashes around your eyes or over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
• You are allergic to this medication or any of the other ingredients of this medication.• You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. • You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies.
• Proper use of eye drop
• For contact lens wearers, remove your contact lens before each application of medication.
• Do not stop using your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
If you forget to use a dose, use it as soon as you remember. Then use your next dose at the usual time. Do not use two doses to make up for the missed dose.
• For multi-dose bottle
• For single-use vial
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.
If you take more than the recommended dose, please seek medical advice immediately. The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
This article is jointly developed by members of the National Medication Information workgroup. The workgroup consists of cluster partners (National Healthcare Group, National University Health System and SingHealth), community pharmacies (Guardian, Unity and Watsons) and Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore. The content does not reflect drug availability and supply information in pharmacies and healthcare institutions. You are advised to check with the respective institutions for such information.
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