Ophth: Wash hands prior to instillation. Pull lower lid downward and look up. Instill 1 drop in conjunctival sac each evening. Each unit is for one-time use; discard after using. Store unopened foil pouches in refrigerator. Do not open pouch until ready to use.
If used with other ophthalmic medications, administer at least 5 min apart.
Instruct patient to use drops as directed. Do not use more than 1 drop daily; may increase intraocular pressure. Do not use for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not share with others, even if they have the same symptoms; may cause harm.
Advise patient to read the Patient Information Leaflet prior to initiating therapy and with each Rx refill in case of changes.
Inform patient of potential side effects including brownish color of the iris; may be permanent. Also, darkening of the eyelid, increasing length, thickness, color, or number of eyelashes, and hair growth on eyelids; usually reversible.
Advise patient to notify health care professional if eye injury, eye infection, sudden loss of vision, eye surgery, swelling and redness around eye, or problems with eyelids occur.
Instruct patient to notify health care professional of all Rx or OTC medications, vitamins, or herbal products being taken and to consult with health care professional before taking other medications.
Advise female patient use adequate contraception during therapy and to notify health care professional if pregnancy is planned or suspected, or if breastfeeding.
Reduction of intraocular pressure.
tafluprost is a sample topic from the Davis's Drug Guide.
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