Latanoprost/Timolol 50 Micrograms/Ml + 5 Mg/Ml Eye Drops Solution
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start using this medicine because it contains important information for you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you only. Do not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even if their signs of illness are the same as yours.
• If you get any side effects talk to your doctor or pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. See section 4.
1. What Latanoprost+Timolol is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you use Latanoprost+Timolol
3. How to use Latanoprost+Timolol
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Latanoprost+Timolol
6. Contents of the pack and other information
Latanoprost+Timolol contains two medicines: latanoprost and timolol. Latanoprost belongs to a group of medicines known as “prostaglandin analogues”.
Timolol belongs to a group of medicines known as “beta-blockers”.
Latanoprost works by increasing the natural outflow of fluid from the eye into the bloodstream. Timolol works by slowing the formation of fluid in the eye.
Latanoprost+Timolol is used to reduce the pressure in your eye if you have conditions known as open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Both these conditions are linked to an increase in the pressure within your eye, eventually affecting your eyesight. Your doctor will usually prescribe you Latanoprost+Timolol when other medicines have not worked adequately.
• Prostaglandins, prostaglandin analogues or prostaglandin derivates
• Drugs used to treat high blood pressure such as calcium channel blockers, guanethidine, beta-blockers
• Antiarrhythmics (medications that normalise the heart rhythm)
• Digitalis glycosides (used to treat heart failure)
• Parasympathomimetic agents (e.g. for the treatment of high blood pressure)
• Quinidine (used to treat heart conditions and some types of malaria)
• Antidepressants known as fluoxetine and paroxetine.
Latanoprost+Timolol with food and drink
Normal meals, food or drink have no effect on when or how you should use Latanoprost+Timolol.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
Do not use Latanoprost+Timolol if you are pregnant unless your doctor considers it necessary. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
Do not use Latanoprost+Timolol if you are breast-feeding.
Latanoprost+Timolol may get into your milk. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
When you use Latanoprost+Timolol your vision may become blurred for a short time. If this happens to you, do not drive or use any tools or machines until your vision becomes clear again.
Latanoprost+Timolol contains benzalkonium chloride
This preservative may cause eye irritation or disruption to the surface of the eye. It can be absorbed by contact lenses and is known to discolour soft contact lenses. Therefore, avoid contact with soft contact lenses.
See the instructions for contact lens wearers in Section 3.
2. What you need to know before you use Latanoprost+ Timolol
Latanoprost+Timolol can be used in adult men and women (including the elderly), but is not recommended for use if you are less than 18 years of age.
Do not use Latanoprost+Timolol
• if you are allergic to latanoprost or timolol, beta-blockers, or any of the other ingredients of Latanoprost+ Timolol (listed in section 6)
• if you have now or have had in past respiratory problems such as asthma, severe chronic obstructive bronchitis (severe lung disease which may cause wheeziness, difficulty in breathing and/or long-standing cough)
• if you have serious heart problems or heart rhythm disorders
• if you are pregnant (or trying to become pregnant)
• if you are breast feeding.
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Latanoprost+Timolol if 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 (hypotension)
• disturbances of heart rate such as slow heart beat (bradycardia)
• 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
• you are about to have any kind of eye surgery (including cataract surgery) or have had any kind of eye surgery in the past
• you suffer from eye problems (such as eye pain, eye irritation, eye inflammation or blurred vision)
• you know that you suffer from dry eyes
• you wear contact lenses. You can still use Latanoprost+Timolol but follow the instructions for contact lens wearers in Section 3
• you know that you suffer from angina (particularly a type known as Prinzmetal angina)
• you know that you suffer from severe allergic reactions that would usually require hospital treatment
• you have suffered or are currently suffering from a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Tell your doctor before you have an operation that you are using Latanoprost+Timolol as timolol may change effects of some medicines used during anaesthesia.
Other medicines and Latanoprost+ Timolol
Latanoprost+Timolol 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.
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you know that you are taking any of the following types of medicine:
Always use Latanoprost+Timolol exactly as your doctor has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose for adults (including the elderly) is one drop once a day in the affected eye(s).
Use in children and adolescents
Latanoprost+Timolol is not recommended for children or adolescents.
Do not use Latanoprost+Timolol more than once a day.
Contact lens wearers
If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Latanoprost+ Timolol. After using this product you should wait 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
Instructions for use
Always wash your hands before
applying eye drops.
Apply your eye drops in the
1. Remove protective cap.
2. Tilt your head back and look at the ceiling.
3. Gently pull the lower eyelid down until there is a small pocket, as illustrated in figure 1.
4.Squeeze the upturned dropper bottle to release a drop into your eye.
5.Whilst keeping the affected eye closed, press your finger against the corner of the closed eye (the side where the eye meets the nose) as illustrated in figure 2 and hold for 2 minutes. This helps to stop Latanoprost+Timolol getting into the rest of the body.
Avoid touching the dropper tip against your eye or anything else.
Replace and tighten the cap straight after use.
If you use Latanoprost+Timolol with other eye drops
Wait at least 5 minutes between using Latanoprost+Timolol and using the other eye drops.
If you use more Latanoprost+ Timolol than you should
If you put too many drops in your eye you may experience some minor irritation in your eye and your eyes may water and turn red. This should pass but if you are worried contact your doctor for advice.
If you swallow Latanoprost+Timolol If you swallow Latanoprost+Timolol accidentally you should contact your doctor for advice. If you swallow a lot of Latanoprost+ Timolol you may feel sick, have stomach pains, feel tired, flushed and dizzy and start to sweat.
If you forget to use Latanoprost+ Timolol
Carry on with the usual dosage at the usual time. Do not take a double dose
to make up to the dose you have forgotten. If you are unsure about anything talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Like all medicines this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
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 Latanoprost+Timolol without speaking to your doctor.
The following are known side effects of using Latanoprost+Timolol:
• A gradual change in your eye colour by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the coloured part of the eye known as the iris. If you have mixed-colour eyes (blue-brown, grey-brown, yellow-brown or green-brown) you are more likely to see this change than if you have eyes of one colour (blue, grey, green or brown eyes). Any changes in your eye colour may take years to develop. The colour change may be permanent and may be more noticeable if you use Latanoprost+Timolol in only one eye. There appears to be no problems associated with the change in eye colour. The eye colour change does not continue after Latanoprost+ Timolol treatment is stopped.
• Eye irritation (a feeling of burning, grittiness, itching, stinging or the sensation of a foreign body in the eye) and eye pain.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
• Redness of the eye, eye infection (conjunctivitis), blurred vision, watery eyes, inflammation of the eyelids, irritation or disruption of the surface of the eye
• Skin rashes or itching (pruritus).
Although not seen with Latanoprost+ Timolol, the following additional side effects have been seen with the medicines in Latanoprost+Timolol (latanoprost and timolol) and therefore might occur when you use this product:
The following side effects have been seen with latanoprost:
Infections and Infestations:
• Developing a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Immune System Disorders:
• Symptoms of allergic reaction (swelling and redness of the skin and rash).
• Depression, memory loss, decreased sex drive, inability to sleep, nightmares.
Nervous System Disorders:
• Dizziness, tingling or numbness in the skin, changes in blood flow to the brain, worsening of symptoms of myasthenia gravis (if you already suffer from this condition), sudden fainting or feeling you may faint (syncope).
• Changes to the eyelashes and fine hairs around the eye (increased number, length, thickness and darkening), changes to the direction of eyelash growth, swelling around the eye, swelling of the coloured part of the eye (iritis/uveitus), swelling at the back of the eye (macular oedema), inflammation/ irritation of the surface of the eye (keratitis), dry eyes, fluid filled cyst within the coloured part of the eye (iris cyst), light sensitivity (photophobia), sunken eye appearance (deepening of the eye sulcus).
• Whistling/ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Heart (Cardiac) Disorders:
• Worsening of angina, awareness of heart rhythm (palpitations).
Breathing (Respiratory) Disorders:
• Asthma, worsening of asthma, shortness of breath.
• Darkening of the skin around the eyes.
Muscle and Skeletal Disorders:
• Joint pain, muscle pain.
• Chest pain.
Like other medicines applied into eyes, Latanoprost+Timolol is absorbed into the blood.
This may cause similar side effects as seen with systemic beta-blocking agents. Side effects after topical application into the eyes are lower than when medicines are, for example, taken by mouth or injected.
Listed side effects include reactions seen within the class of beta-blockers when used for treating eye conditions:
• allergic reactions including swelling beneath the skin that can occur in areas such as the face and limbs and can obstruct the airway which may cause difficulty swallowing or breathing (angioedema), hives or itchy rash, localized and generalized rash, itchiness, severe sudden life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylactic reaction).
• Low blood glucose levels (hypoglycaemia).
• Difficulty sleeping (insomnia), depression, nightmares, memory loss.
• Fainting, stroke, reduced blood supply to the brain, increases in signs and symptoms of myasthenia gravis (muscle disorder), dizziness, unusual sensations like pins and needles, and headache.
• Signs and symptoms of eye irritation (e.g. burning, stinging, itching, tearing, redness), inflammation of the eyelid, inflammation in the cornea, blurred vision and detachment of the
layer below the retina that contains blood vessels following filtration surgery which may cause visual disturbances, decreased corneal sensitivity, dry eyes, corneal erosion (damage to the front layer of the eyeball), drooping of the upper eyelid (making the eye stay half closed), double vision.
• Slow heart rate, chest pain, palpitations, oedema (fluid build up), changes in the rhythm or speed of the heartbeat, congestive heart failure (heart disease with shortness of breath and swelling of the feet and legs due to fluid build up), a type of heart rhythm disorder, heart attack, heart failure.
• Low blood pressure, Raynaud's phenomenon, cold hands and feet.
• Constriction of the airways in the lungs (predominantly in patients with pre-existing disease), difficulty breathing, cough.
• Taste disturbances, nausea, indigestion, diarrhoea, dry mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting.
• Hair loss, skin rash with white silvery coloured appearance (psoriasiform rash) or worsening of psoriasis, skin rash.
• Muscle pain not caused by exercise.
• Sexual dysfunction, decreased libido.
• Muscle weakness/tiredness.
In very rare cases, some patients with severe damage to the clear layer at the front of the eye (the cornea) have developed cloudy patches on the cornea due to calcium build-up during treatment.
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 (see details below). By reporting side effects you can help provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
Yellow Card Scheme
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated after EXP on the carton and bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Store the unopened bottle in a refrigerator (2°C - 8°C). After opening the bottle it is not necessary to store it in a refrigerator but do not store it above 25°C. After opening do not use this bottle for more than 4 weeks. When you are not using Latanoprost+ Timolol, keep the bottle in the outer carton, in order to protect from light.
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.
What Latanoprost+Timolol contains
- The active substances are latanoprost and timolol maleate.
Each ml of solution contains 50 micrograms latanoprost and 6.8 mg timolol maleate equivalent to 5 mg timolol.
- The other ingredients are:
Sodium chloride Benzalkonium chloride Sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate
Disodium phosphate anhydrous Hydrochloric acid solution (for adjustment to pH 6.0)
Sodium hydroxide solution (for adjustment to pH 6.0)
Water for injections.
See section 2 “Latanoprost+Timolol contains benzalkonium chloride” for further information.
What Latanoprost+Timolol looks like and contents of the pack
Latanoprost+Timolol is a clear, colourless solution contained in a LDPE bottle and dropper applicator, PP screw cap, tamper evident LDPE overcap.
1 bottle x 2.5 ml 3 bottles x 2.5 ml 6 bottles x 2.5 ml
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Tubilux Pharma S.p.A Via Costarica 20/22 00071 Pomezia (RM) - ITALY
This medicinal product is authorised in the Member States of the EEA under the following names GERMANY
Latanoprost/Timolol Tubilux Pharma 50 Mikrogramm/ml + 5 mg/ml Augentropfen UK
Latanoprost+Timolol 50 micrograms/ml + 5 mg/ml eye drops, solution
Latanoprost/Timolol Tubilux Pharma 50 mikrogram/ml + 5 mg/ml ogondroppar, losning
This leaflet was last revised in September 2015
[CODE: 777245/C ]
( PRODUCT: Leaflet Latanoprost + Timolol (MEASURE: 120 x 475 mm (120 x 27 mm) )(EXTRA: Deca code (COLOURS: (TEXT SIZE: 7,8 pt
NOTE: Carta da 40 g/m2