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Zioptan Drug Interactions

Using bimatoprost, latanoprost, or any other eye drops with Zioptan can lead to negative interactions. These drug combinations may increase the pressure in the eye or cause a solid material to form in the eye. In many cases, healthcare providers will advise you to not use these products while undergoing treatment with Zioptan.

An Overview of Interactions With Zioptan

Zioptan® (tafluprost ophthalmic solution) may react with a few other medications. Some of the drugs that may interact with Zioptan include but are not limited to:
 
 

Zioptan Drug Interactions Explained

The following sections explain in detail the potentially negative reactions that can occur when Zioptan is combined with any of the drugs listed above.
 
Bimatoprost
Bimatoprost and Zioptan are very similar medications. Interestingly, using them together can make them less effective and may actually increase eye pressure. These medications should not be used together.
 
Latanoprost
Latanoprost and Zioptan are very similar medications, and both are used to treat high eye pressure and glaucoma. Interestingly, using them together can make them less effective and may actually increase eye pressure. These medications should not be used together.
 
Other Eye Drops
Make sure to separate Zioptan and any other eye drop by at least five minutes. Using them closer together could cause a precipitate (a solid material) to form.
 

Final Thoughts

Not all drug interactions with Zioptan were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.

Zioptan Medication Information

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