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Ganfort Eye Drops Preservative Free

Ganfort Eye Drops
Bimatoprost, Timolol Maleate
Sourced from United Kingdom
Brand
Prescription Required
Ganfort Eye Drops Preservative Free
Bimatoprost, Timolol Maleate
Sourced from United Kingdom
Brand
Prescription Required
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Bimatoprost And Timolol (Ganfort)

Ganfort contains two different active substances (bimatoprost and timolol) that both reduce pressure in the eye. Bimatoprost belongs to a group of medicines called prostamides, a prostaglandin analogue. Timolol belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers.

Ganfort works by reducing the production of liquid and also increasing the amount of liquid that is drained. This reduces the pressure inside the eye.

Ganfort eye drops are used to treat high pressure in the eye in adults, including the elderly. This high pressure can lead to glaucoma. Your doctor will prescribe you Ganfort when other eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogues have not worked sufficiently on their own.

Important Information

Do not use Ganfort eye drops if:

-you are allergic to bimatoprost, timolol, beta-blockers or any of the other ingredients of Ganfort.

-you have now or have had in past respiratory problems such as asthma, severe chronic obstructive bronchitis (severe lung disease which may cause wheeziness, difficulty in breathing and/ or long-standing cough)

-you have heart problems such as low heart rate, heart block, or heart failure

Tell your doctor before surgical anaesthesia that you are using Ganfort as timolol may change effects of some medicines used during anaesthesia.

Ganfort may cause your eyelashes to darken and grow, and cause the skin around the eyelid to darken too. The colour of your iris may also go darker over time. These changes may be permanent. The change may be more noticeable if you are only treating one eye. Ganfort may cause hair growth when in contact with the skin surface.

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine. Do not use Ganfort if you are pregnant unless your doctor still recommends it.

Do not use Ganfort if you are breast-feeding. Timolol may get into your breast milk.

Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during breast-feeding.

Ganfort may cause blurred vision in some patients. Do not drive or use machines until the symptoms have cleared.

Ganfort contains a preservative called benzalkonium chloride. Benzalkonium chloride may cause eye irritation and is also known to discolour soft contact lenses. Do not use the drops while your contact lenses are in your eyes. Wait at least 15 minutes after using the eye drops before putting your lenses back in your eyes.

Other Medicines And Ganfort

Ganfort can affect or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma. Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Tell your doctor if you are using or intend to use medicines to lower blood pressure, heart medicine, medicines to treat diabetes, quinidine (used to treat heart conditions and some types of malaria) or medicines to treat depression known as fluoxetine and paroxetine.

How To Use Ganfort

Always use Ganfort exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

The usual dose is one drop once a day, either in the morning or in the evening in each eye that needs treatment. Use at the same time each day.

You must not use the bottle if the tamper-proof seal on the bottle neck is broken before you first use it.

  1. Wash your hands. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
  2. Gently pull down the lower eyelid until there is a small pocket.
  3. Turn the bottle upside down and squeeze it to release one drop into each eye that needs treatment.
  4. Let go of the lower lid, and close your eye.
  5. Whilst keeping the eye closed, press your finger against the corner of the closed eye (the site where the eye meets the nose) and hold for 2 minutes. This helps to stop Ganfort getting into the rest of the body.

If a drop misses your eye, try again.

To avoid contamination, do not let the tip of the bottle touch your eye or anything else. Put the cap back on and close the bottle straight after you have used it.

If you use Ganfort with another eye medicine, leave at least 5 minutes between putting in Ganfort and the other medicine. Use any eye ointment or eye gel last.

Ganfort should be used every day to work properly.

If You Use More Ganfort Than You Should

If you use more Ganfort than you should, it is unlikely to cause you any serious harm. Put your next dose in at the usual time. If you are worried, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

If You Forget To Use Ganfort

If you forget to use Ganfort, use a single drop as soon as you remember, and then go back to your regular routine. Do not use a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.

If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.

Possible Side Effects Of Ganfort

Like all medicines, Ganfort can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. You can usually carry on taking the drops, unless the effects are serious. If you’re worried, talk to a doctor or pharmacist. Do not stop using Ganfort without speaking to your doctor.

The following side effects may be seen with Ganfort (multi-dose and/or single-dose):

Very common side effects

These may affect more than 1 user in 10

Affecting the eye

redness.

Common side effects

These may affect 1 to 9 users in 100

Affecting the eye

burning, itching, stinging, irritation of the conjunctiva (see-through layer of the eye), sensitivity to light, eye pain, sticky eyes, dry eyes, a feeling of something in the eye, small breaks in the surface of the eye with or without inflammation, difficulty in seeing clearly, redness and itching of the eyelids, hair growing around the eye, darkening of the eyelids, darker skin colour around the eyes, longer eyelashes, eye irritation, watery eyes, swollen eyelids, reduced vision.

Affecting other parts of the body

runny nose, dizziness, headache.

Uncommon side effects

These may affect 1 to 9 users in 1,000

Affecting the eye

abnormal sensation in the eye, iris inflammation, swollen conjunctiva (see-through layer of the eye)**, painful eyelids, tired eyes, in-growing eyelashes, darkening of iris colour, eyes appear sunken, eyelid has moved away from the surface of the eye, darkening of eyelashes.

Affecting other parts of the body

shortness of breath.

Side effects where the frequency is not known

Affecting the eye

cystoid macular oedema (swelling of the retina within the eye leading to worsening vision), eye swelling, blurred vision.

Affecting other parts of the body

difficulty breathing / wheezing, symptoms of allergic reaction (swelling, redness of the eye and rash of the skin), changes in your taste sensation, slowing of heart rate, difficulty sleeping, nightmare, asthma, hair loss, tiredness.

Additional side effects have been seen in patients using eye drops containing timolol or bimatoprost and so may possibly be seen with GANFORT. Like other medicines applied into eyes, timolol is absorbed into the blood. This may cause similar side effects as seen with ”intravenous” and /or “oral” beta-blocking agents. The chance of having side effects after using eye drops is lower than when medicines are for example, taken by mouth or injected. Listed side effects include reactions seen within bimatoprost and timolol when used for treating eye conditions:

-Severe allergic reactions with swelling and difficulty breathing which could be life-threatening

-Low blood sugar

-Depression; memory loss

-Fainting; stroke; decreased blood flow to the brain; worsening of myasthenia gravis (increased muscle weakness); tingling sensation

-Decreased sensation of your eye surface; double vision; drooping eyelid; separation of one of the layers within the eyeball after surgery to reduce the pressure in the eye; inflammation of the surface of the eye, bleeding in the back of the eye (retinal bleeding), inflammation within the eye, increased blinking

-Heart failure; irregularity or stopping of the heartbeat; slow or fast heartbeat; too much fluid, mainly water, accumulating in the body; chest pain

-Low blood pressure, high blood pressure, swelling or coldness of your hands, feet and extremities, caused by constriction of your blood vessels

-Cough, worsening of asthma, worsening of the lung disease called chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)

-Diarrhoea; stomach pain; feeling and being sick; indigestion; dry mouth

-Red scaly patches on skin; skin rash

-Muscle pain

-Reduced sexual urge; sexual dysfunction

-Weakness

-An increase in blood test results that show how your liver is working

In very rare cases, some patients with severe damage to the clear layer at the front of the eye (the cornea) have developed cloudy patches on the cornea due to calcium build-up during treatment.

If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed here.

 

If you have any questions about buying discount Ganfort Eye Drop online or any other prescription products you can contact our team of professional Patient Service Representatives or one of our pharmacists by calling 1-833-313-3173.

Notice: The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.

 

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