What is Vyzulta?
Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic solution) eye drops are used to reduce pressure inside the eye to prevent permanent damage and other eye conditions. It works by increasing the flow of fluids to drain out of the eye to maintain normal pressure.
Vyzulta manages eye pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension and other conditions. This may be used in combination with other drugs to manage pressure. Do not share this medication with others even if they have similar symptoms. This may not be an effective treatment and may lead to adverse reactions.
Inform your doctor if you plan to, or have had eye surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions About Vyzulta (Latanoprostene bunod)
When prescribing Vyzulta, your doctor will likely provide instructions for use, go over side effects and provide counselling. The manufacturer also provides a patient information leaflet with the original packaging.
If you wear contacts they need to be removed before using Vyzulta. The soft contact lenses can absorb the medication. Lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes after using the drops.
Before using the drops, wash your hands to avoid contamination of the solution. Ensure that the dropper does not come in contact with surfaces or make contact with the affected eye.
Try not to blink or close your eyes after application. Once you are done, no not rinse or wipe the dropper. If you happen to drop it review the drug information leaflet or call a pharmacist to take appropriate action. If you are taking a different medication as well, wait at least 5 minutes before using different drops.
This has to be used regularly to get the optimal benefit. If you miss a dose, simply apply it when you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and continue your schedule. Do not take an additional dose to make up for a missed dose. Taking more medication does not improve treatment and may even delay it.
Do not stop taking Vyzulta once you feel better. High pressure in the eye may not have obvious symptoms. Over time it may lead to permanent eye damage or even blindness.
Vyzulta has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. Common side effects can be manageable and may even go away over time. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
- sensitivity of the eye to light
- decreased vision
- redness of the eye
- Increased brown color in the colored part of the longer
- Blurred vision or other change in vision
- Feeling of having something in the eye
- Redness of the white part of the eyes or the inside of the eyelids
- Painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye swelling of the eye and the lining of the eyelid
- Eye irritation; eye pain
- Changes to eyelashes including increased length, thickness and number of eyelashes around the eye or direction of eyelash growth
This is not a complete list of all interactions between Vyzulta and other drugs. It is important to disclose all your current medications with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to make a decision if the interaction is worth the benefit of using either drug or if your therapeutic regime needs to be changed. Your doctor will determine if there are any interactions between the Vyzulta and your other drugs.
DISCLAIMER: The information provided here is intended to provide basic information on this medication and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by a certified medical professional. Any prescription drug use needs to be approved by your doctor.
Do not avoid or ignore any advice provided by your physician in favor of what is written here. Always consult with a pharmacist, doctor or health care professional before taking this medication and seek counselling if you have any questions or concerns about your medication.