Uses of Litiap

Litiap is the preferred drug class indicated for the treatment of lowering intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, increased intraocular pressure, and young children with glaucoma. The following article will help you better understand how to use Litiap effectively.

1. What are the uses of Litiap?

1.1. What is Litiap? Litiap contains latanoprost as the main ingredient. Each 1ml of solution contains 0.05mg latanoprost. Litiap is available in the form of an eye drop solution.
1.2. What does Litiap do? Latanoprost is an eye drop that is used to reduce pressure inside the eye. Litiap is used to treat eye diseases, including glaucoma, such as glaucoma, in which increased pressure can lead to gradual loss of vision.
Litiap reduces intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma, in patients with chronic angle-closure glaucoma, and in glaucoma.

2. Usage of Litiap

2.1. How to use Litiap As with any eye drops, to reduce systemic absorption, it is recommended that the patient press on the tear sac in the middle of the eye (blocking the lacrimal gland) for 1 minute. Patients should do this right after instillation.
If the patient uses contact lenses . Contact lenses must be removed before instillation and can be worn again 15 minutes after instillation.
If the patient is taking any other ophthalmic medications for topical use in the eye, they must be administered at least 5 to 10 minutes apart.
Before using Litiap, the patient needs to wash his hands, clean his eyes with a damp cotton ball, and then put the medicine in the inner corner of the eye. Blink several times to move the eyelids and spread the medication evenly over the surface of the eye and then wipe away any tears or spills with a clean tissue or paper.
Note: Avoid direct eye contact with the tip of the ampoule, the best distance is 3 cm; The removable cover should not be placed face down, it is best to be held in the hand or placed horizontally to avoid dust contamination; To reduce the amount of medicine going down the nose and throat, the patient should use 2 index fingers to place 2 nose walls close to the eyes and hold for 1-2 minutes.
2.2. Dosage of Litiap Drug Adults including the elderly : Instill 1 drop of Litiap in each affected eye 1 time per day. Optimal effects are achieved if Latanoprost is taken in the evening. Dosage of Latanoprost should not be exceeded once daily as increased frequency of Latanoprost administration has been shown to reduce the intraocular pressure lowering effect. Children: Safety and effectiveness in children have not been established. Do not use Litiap more often. If the patient forgets to drop a dose of Litiap, the missed dose should be administered as soon as he remembers. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose, and take your next dose as usual. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose.
Apart from eye irritation and congestion, there are no other effects associated with an overdose of Latanoprost. If Latanoprost is accidentally ingested the following information may help: each 2.5 mL vial contains 125mcg Latanoprost. Approximately more than 90% of the drug will be metabolized on the first pass through the liver. Intravenous infusion of 3 mcg/kg in healthy volunteers produced no symptoms, but at doses of 5.5 - 10 mcg/kg caused vomiting, abdominal pain, dizziness, fatigue, hot flushes, and sweating. In patients with moderate bronchial asthma or bronchospasm not induced by Latanoprost, eye drops were administered at doses 7 times the clinical dose of Latanoprost. If an overdose with latanoprost occurs, symptomatic treatment is required.

3. Contraindications of Litiap

Contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Litiap main ingredient Latanoprost, Benzalkonium chloride or any other ingredient in this product.
Normally, people who are allergic to any substance in the composition of the drug should not use the drug. Other cases have been prescribed in the drug leaflet or the doctor's prescription. Contraindications to Litiap must be understood as absolute contraindications, ie not for any reason that contraindications are flexible to use the drug.
Litiap drug interactions
Co-administration of thimerosal-containing eye drops with Latanoprost may cause precipitation of the chemicals in the drops. Eye drops containing thimerosal, Latanoprost should be used at least 5 minutes apart. The main ingredient Latanoprost Litiap when combined with eye drops containing prostaglandins may reduce the effects of Latanoprost and may even increase intraocular pressure. Be careful when sharing Litiap with alcohol, tobacco or alcoholic beverages, fermented foods. Factors that can change the composition of the drug. Consider and consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine while pregnant or nursing. Even tested drugs still have risks when used.

4. Note when using Litiap

People who need to be careful before taking Litiap medicine such as: The elderly, pregnant women, lactating women, children under 15 years old, people with liver failure, kidney failure, people with hypersensitivity and allergies to Litiap. the ingredients of the drug, people who are suffering from myasthenia gravis, hepatic coma, peptic ulcer

5. Side effects of Litiap

Eye irritation (burning, acne, itching, stinging, and sensitivity to foreign bodies), eyelid inflammation, conjunctival congestion, eye pain, iris hyperpigmentation, transient epithelial spot erosion, and eyelid edema eye. Skin rash Dizziness, headache. Corneal edema and wear; conjunctivitis; eyelash and eyelash changes (increased length, thickness, pigmentation, and quantity); iritis / keratitis; urticaria, including vesicular edema; eyelashes grow in the wrong direction and sometimes irritate the eyes; image is blurred. Asthma, exacerbation of asthma, acute asthma attacks, and shortness of breath. Darker eyelid skin and local skin irritation on eyelids. Muscle and joint pain. Nonspecific chest pain.

6. How to store Litiap

Before opening the lid of Litiap, store the medicine at a temperature of 2 - 8°C, protected from light. After opening, store the medicine at a temperature below 25°C, protect from light and use within 4 weeks after opening. Keep out of reach of CHILDREN. Carefully read the instructions on the storage of the drug on the package and the instruction sheet for the use of Litiap. Check the expiry date of the medicine. When not in use, the drug should be collected and disposed of according to the manufacturer's instructions or the person in charge of medicine. Conventional drugs are stored at room temperature, avoiding direct sunlight or high temperature, which can convert the ingredients in the drug.

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