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Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose, 60 X 0.2ml
Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose is a prescription medication used to lower eye pressure in people with glaucoma. This product contains two medicines, dorzolamide and timolol, which work together to reduce pressure in the eye.
Cosopt Preservative Free Single Dose Eye Drops can help lower your eye pressure when other treatments haven’t worked. It contains two powerful medicines, dorzolamide and timolol, which act together to reduce the pressure in your eyes. So if you’re looking for an option that’s more effective than a single beta blocker treatment, ask your doctor about Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose.
What is Glaucoma?
Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.
It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye.
Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.
It can affect people of all ages, but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.
Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with.
It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision (peripheral vision) first.
For this reason, many people do not realise they have glaucoma, and it’s often only picked up during a routine eye test.
If you do notice any symptoms, they might include blurred vision, or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights.
Both eyes are usually affected, although it may be worse in 1 eye.
Very occasionally, glaucoma can develop suddenly and cause:
Visit an opticians or a GP if you have any concerns about your vision.
If you have glaucoma, early diagnosis and treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.
Without treatment, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.
This is a medical emergency that may require immediate treatment.
There are several different types of glaucoma.
The most common is called primary open angle glaucoma. This tends to develop slowly over many years.
It’s caused by the drainage channels in the eye becoming gradually clogged over time.
Other types of glaucoma include:
- acute angle closure glaucoma – an uncommon type caused by the drainage in the eye becoming suddenly blocked, which can raise the pressure inside the eye very quickly
- secondary glaucoma – caused by an underlying eye condition, such as inflammation of the eye (uveitis)
- childhood glaucoma (congenital glaucoma) – a rare type that occurs in very young children, caused by an abnormality of the eye
Glaucoma can occur for a number of reasons.
Most cases are caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye when fluid is unable to drain properly.
This increase in pressure then damages the nerve that connects the eye to the brain (optic nerve).
It’s often unclear why this happens, although certain things can increase the risk, including:
- your age – glaucoma becomes more common as you get older
- your ethnicity – people of African, Caribbean or Asian origin are at a higher risk
- your family history – you’re more likely to develop glaucoma if you have a parent or sibling with the condition
- other medical conditions – such as short-sightedness, long-sightedness and diabetes
It’s not clear whether you can do anything to prevent glaucoma, but having regular eye tests should pick it up as early as possible.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose?
Talk to your doctor before taking this medicine if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or are breast-feeding
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What is the price of Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose in Nigeria?
The price of Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose is N60,000
Where can you buy Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose In Nigeria?
You can Buy Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose at Asset Pharmacy Lagos Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Doseis a prescription drug that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent.
You will be required to send Asset Pharmacy your prescription
How to Use
How to use Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. The appropriate dosage and duration of treatment will be established by your doctor.
The recommended dose is one drop in the affected eye(s) in the morning and in the evening.
If you are using COSOPT Preservative-Free with another eye drop, the drops should be instilled at least 10 minutes apart.
Do not change the dose of the medicine without consulting your doctor.
If you have difficulty administering your eye drops, seek the assistance of a family member or carer.
Do not allow the single dose container to touch the eye or areas around the eye. It could cause injury to your eye. It may also become contaminated with bacteria that can cause eye infections leading to serious damage of the eye, even loss of vision. To avoid possible contamination of the single dose container, wash your hands before using this medicine and keep the tip of the single dose container away from contact with any surface. A new single dose container should be opened immediately prior to each use; there is enough solution in each container for both eyes if your doctor has told you to use the drops in both eyes
Discard the opened container with any remaining contents immediately after use.
Instructions for use
Open the foil sachet which contains the individual single dose containers. Write the date of first opening on the sachet.
Every time you use COSOPT Preservative-Free
1. Wash your hands
2. Take the strip of containers from the sachet
3. Detach one single dose container from the strip .
4. Put the remaining strip back in the pouch and fold the edge to close the pouch.
5. To open the container, twist off the tab. (Picture A)
6. Hold the container between your thumb and index finger. Note that the tip of the container must not show more than 5 mm above the edge of your index finger. (Picture B)
7. Tilt your head backwards or lie down. Place your hand on your forehead. Your index finger should be aligned with your eyebrow or resting on the bridge of the nose. Look up. Pull the lower eyelid downwards with the other hand. Do not allow any part of the container to touch your eye or any area around your eye. Gently squeeze the container to let one drop fall into the space between the lid and the eye (Picture C). Do not blink while applying the drop to your eye. Each single dose container contains enough solution for both eyes.
8. Close your eye and press the inner corner of the eye with your finger for about two minutes. This helps to stop the medicine from getting into the rest of the body (Picture D).
9. Wipe off any excess solution from the skin around the eye.
If your doctor has told you to use drops in both eyes, repeat steps 7 to 9 for your other eye.
After putting the drop into the eye(s), throw away the used single dose container even if there is solution remaining to avoid contamination of the preservative free solution.
Store the remaining containers in the foil sachet; the remaining containers must be used within 15 days after opening of the sachet. If there are any containers left 15 days after opening the sachet they should be safely thrown away and a fresh sachet opened. It is important to continue to use the eye drops as prescribed by your doctor.
If you are not sure how to administer your medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse.
Santen would like to find out what you think about the dropper and how you were able to put the drops into your eyes. If you would like to provide us with any feedback please use the following free phone line to call and you will be asked some short questions.
If you use more COSOPT Preservative-Free than you should
If you put too many drops in your eye or swallow any of the contents of the container, among other effects, you may become light-headed, have difficulty breathing, or feel that your heart rate has slowed. Contact your doctor immediately.
If you forget to use COSOPT Preservative-Free
It is important to take COSOPT Preservative-Free as prescribed by your doctor.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule.
Do not take a double dose to make up for the forgotten dose.
If you stop using COSOPT Preservative-Free
If you want to stop using this medicine talk to your doctor first.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Product Information of Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose
What you need to know before you use COSOPT Preservative-Free
Do not use COSOPT Preservative-Free
- if you are allergic to dorzolamide hydrochloride, timolol maleate or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- if you have now or had in the past respiratory problems, such as asthma or severe chronic obstructive bronchitis (severe lung disease which may cause wheeziness, difficulty in breathing and/or long-standing cough).
- if you have a slow heart beat, heart failure or disorders of heart rhythm (irregular heart beats).
- if you have severe kidney disease or problems, or a prior history of kidney stones.
- if you have excess acidity of the blood caused by a build up of chloride in the blood (hyperchloraemic acidosis).
If you are not sure whether you should use this medicine, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor before using COSOPT Preservative-Free
Tell your doctor about any medical or eye problems you have now or have had in the past,
- coronary heart disease (symptoms can include chest pain or tightness, breathlessness, or choking), heart failure, low blood pressure.
- disturbances of heart rate such as slow heart beat.
- breathing problems, asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- poor blood circulation disease (such as Raynaud’s disease or Raynaud’s syndrome).
- diabetes as timolol may mask signs and symptoms of low blood sugar.
- overactivity of the thyroid gland as timolol may mask signs and symptoms.
Tell your doctor before you have an operation that you are using COSOPT Preservative-Free as timolol may change effects of some medicines used during anaesthesia.
Also tell your doctor about any allergies or anaphylactic reactions.
Tell your doctor if you have muscle weakness or have been diagnosed as having myasthenia gravis.
If you develop any eye irritation or any new eye problems such as redness of the eye or swelling of the eyelids, contact your doctor immediately.
If you suspect that COSOPT Preservative-Free is causing an allergic reaction or hypersensitivity (for example, skin rash, severe skin reaction, or redness and itching of the eye), stop using this medicine and contact your doctor immediately.
Tell your doctor if you develop an eye infection, receive an eye injury, have eye surgery, or develop a reaction including new or worsening symptoms.
When COSOPT Preservative-Free is instilled into the eye it may affect the entire body.
COSOPT Preservative-Free has not been studied in patients wearing contact lenses. If you wear soft contact lenses, you should consult your doctor before using this medicine.
Use in children
There is limited experience with COSOPT (preserved formulation) in infants and children.
Use in elderly
In studies with COSOPT (preserved formulation), the effects of COSOPT (preserved formulation) were similar in both elderly and younger patients.
Use in patients with liver impairment
Tell your doctor about any liver problems you now have or have suffered from in the past.
Other medicines and COSOPT Preservative Free
COSOPT Preservative-Free can affect or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma. Tell your doctor if you are using or intend to use medicines to lower blood pressure, heart medicine or medicines to treat diabetes. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. This is particularly important if you are;
- taking medicine to lower blood pressure or to treat heart disease (such as calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers or digoxin).
- taking medicines to treat a disturbed or irregular heartbeat such as calcium channel blockers, beta-blockers or digoxin.
- using another eye drop that contains a beta-blocker.
- taking another carbonic anhydrase inhibitor such as acetazolamide.
- taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs).
- taking a parasympathomimetic medicine which may have been prescribed to help you pass urine. Parasympathomimetics are also a particular type of medicine which is sometimes used to help restore normal movements through the bowel.
- taking narcotics such as morphine used to treat moderate to severe pain.
- taking medicines to treat diabetes.
- taking antidepressants known as fluoxetine and paroxetine.
- taking a sulfa medicine.
- taking quinidine (used to treat heart conditions and some types of malaria).
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Use in pregnancy
Do not use COSOPT Preservative-Free if you are pregnant unless your doctor considers it necessary.
Use in breast-feeding
Do not use COSOPT Preservative-Free if you are breast-feeding. Timolol may get into your milk. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
No studies on the effects on the ability to drive or use machines have been performed. There are side effects associated with COSOPT Preservative-Free, such as blurred vision, which may affect your ability to drive and/or operate machinery. Do not drive or operate machinery until you feel well or your vision is clear.
Side Effects of Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose
Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Serious side effects:
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using this medicine and seek immediate medical advice as these could be signs of a reaction to the medicine.
Generalised allergic reactions including swelling beneath the skin can occur in areas such as the face and limbs, and can obstruct the airway which may cause difficulty swallowing, shortness of breath , hives or itchy rash, localised and generalised rash, itchiness, severe sudden life-threatening allergic reaction.
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 COSOPT Preservative-Free without speaking to your doctor.
The following adverse reactions have been reported with COSOPT Preservative-Free or one of its components either during clinical trials or during post-marketing experience:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
Burning and stinging of the eyes, taste perversion.
Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
Redness in and around the eye(s), watering or itching of the eye(s), corneal erosion (damage to the front layer of the eyeball), swelling and/or irritation in and around the eye(s), feeling of having something in the eye, decreased corneal sensitivity (not realizing of getting something in the eye and not feeling pain), eye pain, dry eyes, blurred vision, headache, sinusitis (feeling of tension or fullness to the nose), nausea, weakness/tiredness and fatigue.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
Dizziness, depression, inflammation of the iris, visual disturbances including refractive changes (due to withdrawal of miotic therapy in some cases), slow heartbeat, fainting, shortness of breath, indigestion, and kidney stones.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1,000 people):
Systemic lupus erythematosus (an immune disease which may cause an inflammation of internal organs), tingling or numbness of the hands or feet, insomnia, nightmares, memory loss, an increase in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder), decreased sex drive, stroke, temporary short sightedness which may resolve when treatment is stopped, detachment of the layer below the retina that contains blood vessels following from filtration surgery which may cause visual disturbances, drooping of the eyelids (making the eye stay half closed), double vision, eyelid crusting, swelling of the cornea (with symptoms of visual disturbances), low pressure in the eye, ringing noises in your ear, low blood pressure, changes in the rhythm or speed of the heartbeat, congestive heart failure (heart disease with shortness of breath and swelling of feet and legs due to fluid build up), oedema (fluid build up), cerebral ischaemia (reduced blood supply to the brain), chest pain, forceful heartbeat that may be rapid or irregular (palpitations), heart attack, Raynaud’s phenomenon, swelling or coldness of your hands and feet and reduced circulation in your arms and legs, leg cramps and/or leg pain when walking (claudication), shortness of breath, respiratory failure, rhinitis, nose bleed, constriction of the airways in the lungs, cough, throat irritation, dry mouth, diarrhoea, contact dermatitis, hair loss, skin rash with white silvery coloured appearance (psoriasiform rash), Peyronie’s disease (which may cause a curvature of the penis), allergic type reactions such as rash, hives, itching, in rare cases possible swelling of the lips, eyes and mouth, wheezing, or severe skin reactions (Stevens Johnsons syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis).
Like other medicines applied into your eyes, timolol is absorbed into the blood. This may cause similar side effects as seen with oral beta-blocking agents. Incidence of side effects after topical ophthalmic administration is lower than when medicines are, for example, taken by mouth or injected. Listed additional side effects include reactions seen within the class of beta-blockers when used for treating eye conditions:
Not known (frequency cannot be estimated from the available data):
Low blood glucose levels, heart failure, a type of heart rhythm disorder, abdominal pain, vomiting, muscle pain not caused by exercise, sexual dysfunction, hallucination and foreign body sensation in eye (feeling that there is something in your eye).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard or search for MHRA Yellow Card in the Google Play or Apple App Store.
By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Product Ingredients of Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose
- The active substances are dorzolamide and timolol.
- Each ml contains 20 mg of dorzolamide (as 22.26 mg dorzolamide hydrochloride) and 5 mg of timolol (as 6.83 mg timolol maleate).
- The other ingredients are hydroxyethyl cellulose, mannitol, sodium citrate, sodium hydroxide, and water for injections.
How to store
How to store Cosopt Eye Drops – Preservative Free Single Dose
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use the unopened sachets of COSOPT Preservative-Free after the expiry date shown by the six digits following EX (or EXP) on the foil package. The first two digits indicate the month; the last four digits indicate the year. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original foil sachet in order to protect from light.
You can use COSOPT Preservative-Free 15 days after first opening the sachet.
Discard any unused single dose containers after this time.
Discard the opened single dose container with any remaining solution immediately after first use.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Patient Information Leaflet
This product requires a prescription from your Doctor.
Please follow the instruction received from the pharmacy on how to forward your prescription to the pharmacy after you have paid for the medicine.
A prescription drug is a pharmaceutical medication that legally requires a medical prescription to be dispensed.
To order this product you confirm that you are under the care of your doctor or consultant and have been given permission by them for purchase, fulfillment & use in treatment with their written consent
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