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Zioptan Uses

How Does It Work?

Zioptan belongs to a class of medications known as prostaglandins. It works by opening the channels that drain fluid from the eye, helping the excess eye fluid to drain from the eye more easily. By reducing eye pressure, Zioptan can help prevent damage to the optic nerve and the vision loss that accompanies such damage.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Zioptan?

This medication is not approved for use in children. Talk to your child's healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Zioptan in children.

Off-Label Uses for Zioptan

On occasion, a healthcare provider may recommend Zioptan for something other than open angle glaucoma or high eye pressure. This is called an "off-label" use. At this time, using this product to treat other types of glaucoma is considered an off-label use.

Zioptan Medication Information

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