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Tafluprost is an eye drop prescribed for the treatment of high eye pressure and open angle glaucoma. This medication is a type of prostaglandin and works to reduce pressure in the eye by helping to drain excess fluid from the eye. Eye redness, stinging, and itching are possible side effects. The eye drops are used once daily, usually in the evening.

What Is Tafluprost?

Tafluprost ophthalmic solution (Zioptan®) is a prescription medication approved to help lower eye pressure in people with the following eye conditions:
 
 
(Click What Is Tafluprost Used For? for more information on this topic, including possible off-label uses.)
 

Are There Side Effects?

Just like any medicine, tafluprost may cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.
 
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
 
Common side effects of tafluprost include but are not limited to:
 
  • Red eyes
  • Stinging
  • Itchy eyes.
 
(Click Side Effects of Tafluprost to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
 
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