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Zioptan Approval History

  • FDA approved: Yes (First approved February 10th, 2012)
  • Brand name: Zioptan
  • Generic name: tafluprost
  • Dosage form: Ophthalmic Solution
  • Company: Merck & Co., Inc.
  • Treatment for: Glaucoma, Open Angle, Intraocular Hypertension

Zioptan (tafluprost ophthalmic solution) is a prostaglandin analog indicated for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Development History and FDA Approval Process for Zioptan

DateArticle
Feb 13, 2012Approval FDA Approves Zioptan (tafluprost ophthalmic solution), Merck's Once-Daily, Preservative-Free Ophthalmic Medication
Mar  9, 2011Merck Announces FDA Acceptance of New Drug Application for Investigational Ophthalmic Medication Saflutan (tafluprost)

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