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Published: 5/2010

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
LATANOPROST Ophthalmic Solutions 0.005% "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Latanoprost
 Dosage form:
limpid and clear ophthalmic solution
 Print on wrapping:
ラタノプロスト点眼液0.005%「三和」

Effects of this medicine

This medicine lowers eye pressure by increasing fluid drainage from the aqueous outflow.
Usually, used for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
    If you have aphakic eye or pseudophakic eye.
    If you have intraocular inflammation (e.g.iritis, uveitis), possible herpesvirus infection.
    If you have bronchial asthma or history of bronchial asthma.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • General dosage regimen: One drop at a time, once a day. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Wash your hands well, and administer carefully not to touch the dropper tip against the eye.
  • Wipe off over flowed eye drops with a clean gauze or tissue paper immediately.
  • If you are using other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.
  • If you are wearing contact lenses, take off the lenses and then administer. Wait more than 15 minutes to wear your contact lenses again. (It might lead contact lenses to discoloration.)
  • If you miss a dose, administer one drop once if it is within the day. You do not have to administer twice a day or once for two drops when you noticed to have forgotten administration the next day.
  • If you use too much of this medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
  • Do not stop using this medicine without the instructions of your doctor.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • Applying the eye-drops may cause iris pigmentation, followed by gradual increase of the symptom.
    The symptom may stop after withdrawal of the eye-drops, but there may be difference in color tone compared to the other eye without eye-drop treatment. If you become aware of it, check with your doctor.
  • This medicine may cause transient blurred vision. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until these symptoms recover.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: conjunctival hyperaemia, ocular irritancy symptom, itching, eye pain, blepharitis (eye lid infection), eyelid pigmentation, blurred vision, abnormal eyelash, visual activity decrease, lacrimation, headache, throat discomfort, nausea, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • pupil color change [iris pigmentation]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from light and heat.
  • Do not use any medicine that has been stored for more than 4 weeks after opening.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.