Latanoprostene bunod is used to treat increased pressure in the eye.
Instil Latanoprostene bunod eye drop solution exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not use more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is best used in the evening.
To use the eye drop solution:
- Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before using the eye drops.
- Tilt your head slightly backwards. With the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Look upward and instil the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
- Close your eyes gently for 1-2 minutes. Do not blink.
- Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a clean tissue.
- Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not allow the tip of the dropper of this medicine to touch your eyes, eyelids or any other surface. Recap the eye drop immediately after use. If the eye drop becomes contaminated, it could cause an infection in your eyes.
If you have been given any other eye drops or medicines to be used together with Latanoprostene bunod, wait for at least 5 minutes before using the other medicine.
Do not share your eye drops with anyone else.
Some brands of this medicine contain benzalkonium chloride as a preservative. This may discolour soft contact lenses and cause eye irritation. If you are wearing contact lenses, you should remove it before applying the eye drop. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.
Instil the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your normal dosing schedule.
DO NOT double a dose under any circumstances.
If you often forget to use your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.
Alert your doctor if you have an active eye inflammation as Latanoprostene bunod may not be suitable for you.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- other eye problems or history of eye inflammation
- eye injury or previous eye surgery
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breastfeeding.
For as long as you are using Latanoprostene bunod, you will need to have your eyes checked regularly to monitor the pressure in your eyes. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have this test.
Latanoprostene bunod may cause any of the following side effects: eye pain, redness or irritation, blurred vision, foreign body sensation in the eye, and pain after instilling this medicine.
This medicine may gradually change the colour of your eyes, eyelid skin, and eyelashes. You may also experience increased growth and thickening of your eyelashes. Inform your doctor if you notice these changes during treatment.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store unopened bottle in the refrigerator, between 2-8°C.
Once the bottle is opened, store it in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, this medicine will become ineffective and should not be used.
Protect from light.
Throw away any remaining eye drops 8 weeks after opening. Mark the date of opening on the eye drop bottle so that you know when to discard it.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.