Tafluprost Drug Information
Tafluprost ophthalmic solution (Zioptan®) is a medication used to treat high eye pressure (ocular hypertension) and open angle glaucoma. This prescription medicine comes in the form of eye drops. The standard dosage is one drop in the affected eye(s) once a day.
As a type of prostaglandin, tafluprost works by opening the channels that drain fluid from the eye. By helping to drain the excess eye fluid, the pressure within the eye is reduced. This can help prevent damage to the optic nerve and vision loss, which can occur with high eye pressure.
Although some people may not have any problems with this medicine, side effects can occur and may include eye redness, itching, and stinging. To minimize potential risks with tafluprost, make sure your healthcare provider has a current list of any other drugs you are taking (including any other eye drops), as well as up-to-date information on your medical history. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(To read the complete article on this drug, click Tafluprost. This resource contains information on dosing instructions, generic availability, and more.)