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Introduction

Expert Advice

  • Hands should be washed properly before using the product
  • Contact lenses to be removed before use and wait 15 mins before reinserting
  • To introduce the medicine into the eyes, first tilt your head back & look upward, then instill drops into the eyes. Then close eyes & roll eyeballs in all directions. Don’t blink eyes for 30 seconds and apply gentle pressure to the inner corners of the eye
  • Avoid touching tip of applicator in the eye
  • Also wait 5 mins before instilling any other medicine.

Primary Uses

Glaucoma

Indications

This medicine is indicated for ocular hypertension (poor drainage of a fluid inside the eye) and open angle glaucoma (a form of eye disease) where other treatments have either failed or not tolerated.

Side Effects

Its side effects include darkening of mixed colored irises (inform patient of this); growth of darker, longer & thicker lashes; blurred vision, conjunctival hyperemia (conjunctival reaction), foreign body sensation, eye irritation, blepharitis (inflammation of eyelids), eye pain, photophobia (light sensitivity), conjunctivitis. However, this is not a complete list of all side effects. Always seek medical help when the condition worsens.

Warnings

Pregnancy

The medicine is contraindicated in pregnant females.

Lactation

This medicine is contraindicated or not recommended in lactating females.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Precautions

Its use is specially cautioned in inflammatory neovascular (sight-threatening complication), angle closure or congenital glaucoma, pigmentary glaucoma, open angle glaucoma in pseudophakia (false lens) patients, severe asthma, risk factors for iritis (inflammation of iris), uveitis (inflammation of uvea) or cystoid macular oedema (painless disorder affecting central retina), period of cataract surgery & having history of herpetic keratitis (viral infection of eye).

Contraindications

This medicine should not be taken by patients who use contact lenses

FAQS

How long can you use latanoprost?

This medicine reaches its fill effect after 8-12 hours, and reduced pressure lasts for at least 24 hours. Mostly you use latanoprost whole your life but if recommended otherwise by the doctor, you may stop using it.

Can you use too much of latanoprost?

This drug shouldn’t be used more than once in a day. As using it more than once a day may result in the medicine not working for you and will not help in lowering pressure in your eyes.

Why should this medicine be taken at night?

It helps to effectively lower IOP (intraocular pressure) during the day and nighttime with once nightly administration. However, it is found that the daytime latanoprost effect on IOP and uveoscleral outflow is more pronounced.

What foods should be avoided with Glaucoma?

if you are consuming high trans fatty acid, this may result in damaging the optic nerve. So, you should avoid baked goods like cookies, cakes, donuts, French fries or stick margarine to steer clear from deteriorating your glaucoma.

How does sleep affect eye pressure?

As lack of sleep is correlated with detrimental health, hence it may eventually lead a person to serious eye conditions like glaucoma i.e. increased pressure inside the eye.

What are the uses of Timolol?

This medication is used for treatment high pressure in the eye (glaucoma) or other eye diseases.

How to store Timolol?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (18-25 Celsius) or refrigerate, depending on the medicine type and manufacturer. Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Do I need to cover my eyes following cataract surgery?

You may be asked to wear sun glasses or avoid sun exposure for some time following cataract surgery. For further guidance, consult your healthcare provider.

Will this medicine affect my vision?

You may be required to close your eyes for 10-15 after using this medicine so tasks like driving should be avoided immediately after use. Rarely does this medicine cause vision changes.

Does Timolol have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. Consult your healthcare provider before use of this medicine. The effects of this medicine on lactating mothers are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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