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Vyzulta

Generic Name: Latanoprostene Bunod (la tan oh PROS teen BU nod)
Brand Name: Vyzulta

Medically reviewed on May 2, 2018.

Uses of Vyzulta:

  • It is used to treat glaucoma.
  • It is used to lower high eye pressure.

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Vyzulta?

For all patients taking Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod):

  • If you have an allergy to Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) or any part of Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have an eye infection or swelling in the eye.

Children:

  • If the patient is a child. Do not give Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) to a child.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod).

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

What are some things I need to know or do while I take Vyzulta?

  • Tell all of your health care providers that you take Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod). This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
  • Have your eye pressure checked. Talk with your doctor.
  • Tell your doctor if you have an eye infection, eye injury, or will be having eye surgery.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) while you are pregnant.
  • Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.

How is this medicine (Vyzulta) best taken?

Use Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • For the eye only.
  • Use in the evening.
  • Use as you have been told by your doctor.
  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Wash hands before and after use.
  • Take out contact lenses before using Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod). Lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) is given. Do not put contacts back in if your eyes are irritated or infected.
  • Do not touch the container tip to the eye, lid, or other skin.
  • Tilt your head back and drop drug into the eye.
  • Blot extra solution from the eyelid.
  • If more than 1 drug is being used in the same eye, use each drug at least 5 minutes apart.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Use a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not use 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
  • Eye color may change to a brown color. This change may be long-lasting. Eye color changes may happen a few months to years after starting Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod). If eye color changes, call the doctor.

What are some other side effects of Vyzulta?

All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:

  • Eye irritation.
  • Change in color of eyelid skin to a darker color.
  • Eyelash growth.
  • This medicine may cause eyelash changes like dark eyelashes, thickness, or more eyelashes. Most of the time, these changes go back to normal after Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod) is stopped.

These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

How do I store and/or throw out Vyzulta?

  • Store unopened bottles in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
  • Store opened bottles in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Throw away any part not used after 8 weeks.
  • Protect from light.
  • Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
  • Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.

Consumer information use

  • If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
  • Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
  • Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
  • Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
  • Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about Vyzulta (latanoprostene bunod), please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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