If you suffer from ocular hypertension or glaucoma, your eye doctor might recommend you Vyzulta medicine to help prevent blindness. Here’s all you should know about it.
It makes sense to first define the medicine that is under discussion in this article. The medicine that is found in Vyzulta is called latanoprostene bunod and its primary use is to decrease high pressure in your eyes.
This medicine decreases eye pressure by improving fluid drainage from your eye. It is possible that you can use this medication for other uses, but it is specifically designed to take care of high eye pressure.
If you intend to use it for some other purpose aside from relieving eye pressure, you should speak to your pharmacist or doctor to make sure that it is safe to do so.
However, you should only use Vyzulta in your eyes.
How Do You Use Vyzulta Medicine?
As previously stated, you should not use Vyzulta on any part of your body aside from your eyes. This means that you should definitely not take this medication by mouth.
Read the prescription label’s instructions and follow them.
You should also make sure that you wash your hands before you use this medicine and after you use it.
You should put the prescribed amount of drops into your eye after creating a pouch by tilting your head back and pulling down the lower lid of your eye with your fingers. After this, you should close your eyes gently for a period of between one and two minutes.
What Can Interact With This Medicine?
You would not expect many interactions with this medicine. You should make sure not to use other eye products alongside this medication without informing your doctor.
You should talk to your doctor and provide them with a list including all herbs, dietary supplements, non-prescription drugs, and medicines you take.
It is also crucial that you let your doctor know about your tobacco or alcohol use. You might find that something you take regularly can interact with your Vyzulta.
Missing A Dose
It is best if you do not miss any doses of this medicine. However, in the event that you do end up missing a dose, you should make sure that you use this medicine as quickly as possible.
It’s possible that you might only realize that you missed a dose when the time for your next dose has almost arrived. If so, you should only take the next dose you were planning to take regardless.
You should not take double doses or additional doses of Vyzulta even if you do happen to miss a dose.
Where Should You Store The Vyzulta Medicine?
As with any medication, you should make sure that children cannot get into your medicine.
Apart from that, you can store an unopened bottle of this medicine in your fridge as long as you keep the temperature in the fridge between 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit.
You can store an opened bottle at room temperature, as long it is a maximum of 77 degrees Fahrenheit. You can store an opened bottle at this temperature for eight weeks at most.
You should keep this medicine away from light. You should toss out unused medication after it has expired. You should try to keep the Vyzulta container clean for added safety.
Hopefully, this article offered you an introduction to one of the most popular medicine for high eye pressure. Use Vyzulta medicine with precaution and only under your doctor’s supervision.