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Ganfort Eye Drop

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Product introduction

Ganfort Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines used to treat pressure in the eyes (ocular hypertension) and glaucoma. It works by decreasing the pressure of fluid in the eye (aqueous humor), which helps in lowering the increased eye pressure.

Ganfort Eye Drop is to be used only in the affected eye in the dose and duration as advised by the doctor. Wash your hands before using this medicine. Check the label thoroughly for directions before use. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.

The most common side effects include burning, irritation, itching, and redness at the application site. If these side effects persist for a longer duration, inform your doctor. In case by accident, this medicine goes into your ears, nose, or mouth, immediately rinse it with plenty of water.

Inform your doctor if you have a known allergy to any of the ingredients of this medicine. It is advised not to drive or operate heavy machinery after the use of this medicine as it may cause temporary blurring of vision and may affect your ability to drive.


Uses of Ganfort Eye Drop

Benefits of Ganfort Eye Drop

In Treatment of Glaucoma

Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve which is essential for proper vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in the eye. Ganfort Eye Drop is used to reduce swelling and pressure inside the eye. This helps prevent complications of glaucoma such as blindness and improves the vision. This medicine may be used alone or with other eye drops. Glaucoma cannot be prevented. Frequent monitoring, regular checkups can help detect the disease in its early stages.

In Treatment of Ocular hypertension

Ocular hypertension is a condition where the pressure inside the eye is higher than normal eye pressure due to fluid build-up. Ganfort Eye Drop increases the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. This prevents further damage or complications such as change in vision or even loss of vision. You should only use Ganfort Eye Drop in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor.

Side effects of Ganfort Eye Drop

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Ganfort

  • Application site reactions (burning, irritation, itching and redness)
  • Blurred vision

How to use Ganfort Eye Drop

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

How Ganfort Eye Drop works

Ganfort Eye Drop is a combination of two medicines: Bimatoprost and Timolol. Bimatoprost is a prostaglandin analogue while Timolol is a beta blocker. They work by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ganfort Eye Drop during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Ganfort Eye Drop during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether Ganfort Eye Drop alters the ability to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

What if you forget to take Ganfort Eye Drop?

If you miss a dose of Ganfort Eye Drop, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Ganfort Eye Drop to lower high pressure in the eye and reduce the risk of vision loss.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before putting in these eye drops and wait at least 15 minutes before putting your lenses back in.
  • Do not touch the tip of the dropper to any surface, or to your eye, to avoid contaminating the eye drops.
  • It may cause short term blurring of vision when first used. Use caution before driving or using machines.
  • It may temporarily cause your eyelashes to grow longer, darker, and thicker. This is not harmful.
  • It may cause brown pigmentation of the eye when used long-term. This may be permanent but is not harmful.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL

Patient concerns

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I have been taking Timolet OD drops everyday for the last three months to help with high ocular pressure. Lately I have been feeling opaqueness in vision.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
Visit glaucoma specialist for eye examination
I have high Iop, now I am using Ganfort and Azopt. NCT shows a IOP of 12/13 But the GAT METHOD shows it s 20 What should I do.
Dr. Richa Jain
Ophthalmology
GAT is more reliable
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References

  1. Timolol maleate + bimatoprost. Marlow, Bucks: Allergan Ltd.; 2006 [revised 06 Apr. 2017]. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. European Medicine Agency. Bimatoprost + Timolol; 2006. [Accessed 15 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Bimatoprost [Prescribing Information]. Pithampur, Madhya Pradesh: Lupin Limited; 2022. [Accessed 27th Sept. 2023] (online) Available from: External Link
  4. Timolol maleate [Prescribing Information]. Lake Forest, IL: Akorn, Inc.; 2016. [Accessed 27th Sept. 2023] (online) Available from: External Link

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Country of origin: India
Expires on or after: February, 2025

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