Daily Medication Pearl: Zioptan (Tafluprost Ophthalmic Solution) for Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

Tafluprost acid, a prostaglandin analog, is a selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist that is believed to reduce intraocular pressure by increasing uveoscleral outflow.

Medication Pearl of the Day: Zioptan (Tafluprost Ophthalmic Solution)

Indication: Zioptan is a prostaglandin analog indicated for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Insight:

  • Dosing: One drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.
  • Dosage form: Ophthalmic solution containing tafluprost 0.015 mg/mL.
  • Adverse events (AEs): Most common ocular AE is conjunctival hyperemia.
  • Mechanism of action:Tafluprost acid, a prostaglandin analog, is a selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist that is believed to reduce intraocular pressure by increasing uveoscleral outflow. The exact mechanism of action is unknown at this time.
  • Manufacturer: AKORN

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