Salfultan works by lowering the pressure in the eyes. It is used when the pressure in the eye is too high.
It is used to treat angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension in adults. These conditions cause an increase to the pressure in your eyes which could result in eventually affecting your eyesight.
Use as instructed by your doctor.
To open the container twist off the tab. Then instil the eye drop into the eye.
If a drop misses your eye, try again.
The contents of one single-dose container are sufficient for both eyes. Discard the opened container with any remaining contents immediately after use.
Do not use Saflutan if you are allergic to tafluprost or any of the other ingredients of this medicine.
Saflutan may have the following effects and some of them may be permanent:
- Increase the length, thickness, colour and/or number of your eyelashes and may cause unusual hair growth on your eyelids
- Darkening of the colour of the skin around the eyes. Wipe off any excess solution from the skin. This will reduce the risk of skin darkening
- Change the colour of your iris (the coloured part of your eye). If SAFLUTAN is used in one eye only, the colour of the treated eye may permanently become different from the colour of the other eye
- May cause hair growth in areas where the solution comes repeatedly in contact with the skin surface
Tell your doctor
- if you have kidney problems
- if you have liver problems
- if you have asthma
- if you have other eye diseases
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Most side effects are not serious.
Common side effects - may affect up to 1 in 10 people:
- Effects on the nervous system:
- Effects on the eye:
- irritation in the eye
- eye pain
- foreign body sensation in the eye
- redness of the eye
- changes in the length, thickness, and number of eyelashes
- dry eye
- itching of the eye
- discolouration of eyelashes
- redness of the eyelids
- reduction in the eye’s ability to see details
- small spot like areas of inflammation on the surface of the eye
- sensitivity to light
- watery eyes
- blurred vision
- change of colour of the iris (may be permanent)
Uncommon side effects - may affect up to 1 in 100 people:
Effects on the eye:
- change of colour of the skin around the eyes
- abnormal sensation in the eye
- puffy eyelids
- eye discharge
- tired eyes
- swelling of the eye’s surface membranes
- inflammation of the eyelids
- signs of inflammation inside the eye
- discomfort in the eye
- follicles in the surface membranes of the eye
- allergic inflammation
- pigmentation of the eye’s surface membranes
Effects on the skin and tissue under the skin:
- unusual hair growth on eyelids
- Not known frequency cannot be estimated from the available data
- inflammation of the iris/uvea
- eyes appear sunken
- macular oedema/cystoid macular oedema
- worsening of asthma, shortness of breath
For more information see the patient information leaflet.