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Tafluprost - Ophthalmic - Patient Medicine Information

> Why do I need this medicine?
> How do I use this medicine?
> What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?
> What should I take note of while using this medicine?
> What side effects could I experience?
> Can I use this with other medicines?
> How should I store this medicine?

 
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Why do I need this medicine?

Tafluprost is used on its own or together with other medicines to treat an increased pressure in the eye.

How do I use this medicine?

Use Tafluprost 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.

Tafluprost is best when used in the evening.

To use the eye drop solution, follow these steps:
  1. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water before applying the eye drops.
  2. Shake the bottle well before using.
  3. Tilt your head slightly backwards and look upwards. With the index finger, pull the lower eyelid away from the eye to form a pouch. Look upward and instill the required number of drops inside the lower eyelid.
  4. Close your eyes gently and do not blink for the next 30 seconds.
  5. Wipe any excess liquid from your face with a clean tissue.
  6. Replace and tighten the cap of the bottle.
Do not allow the tip of the eye drop bottle to touch your eyes, eyelids or other surfaces. 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 another eye drop to be used together Tafluprost, wait for at least 5 minutes before applying the second eye drop.

Do not share your eye drop with anyone else.

This medicine must be used regularly for it to be effective. Continue using this medicine even when you feel better. Do not stop using it unless instructed otherwise, as stopping it suddenly could worsen your condition.

What should I do if I have forgotten to use this medicine?

Instill 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 take your medicine, let your doctor and pharmacist know.

What should I take note of while using this medicine?

Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
  • other eye disorders (e.g cataract, iritis)
  • severe asthma
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Be sure to check with your doctor or pharmacist before giving Tafluprost to a child.

If you are wearing soft contact lenses, remove it before using the eye drops. Wait for at least 15 minutes before reinserting your lenses.

Throw away any remaining unused single-dose containers 4 weeks after opening the foil pouch. Mark the date of opening on the foil pouch so that you know when the foil pouch was opened.

For as long as you are using this medicine, you may need to have your eyes checked regularly. Your doctor will advise you about how often you need to have these tests.

What side effects could I experience?

Tafluprost may cause blurred vision. If affected, do not drive or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or need to see clearly.

This medicine may cause a gradual change in the colour of your eyes, eyelashes and eyelid skin. You may also experience an increased growth and thickening of your eyelashes.

Other side effects include any of the following: reddening of the eye, eye irritation, dry eyes, increased pigmentation of the eye, eyelash changes, headache, asthma, cough, colds.

Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.

Can I use this with other medicines?

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.

How should I store this medicine?

Store in the refrigerator, between 2-8 °C. Do not allow to freeze. If frozen, Tafluprost will become ineffective and should not be used.

Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

All opened single-dose containers must be discarded immediately after use.

Do not use 4 weeks after first opening.

This information is independently developed by MIMS based on Tafluprost - Ophthalmic and is provided for your reference only. It is not a replacement for and should only be used in conjunction with full consultation with a licensed healthcare professional, the information provided by your pharmacist and/or the manufacturer of the medication. It may not contain all the available information you require and cannot substitute professional medical care, nor does it take into account all individual circumstances. Although great effort has been made to ensure content accuracy, we shall not be held responsible or liable for any claims or damages arising from the use or misuse of the information contained herein, its contents or omissions, or otherwise. Copyright © 2019 MIMS. All rights reserved. Powered by MIMS.com

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