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DrugZioptan (tafluprost) [Merck]

September 2012

Therapeutic Area - Prostaglandin agonists

Approval criteria

  • Patient has a diagnosis of ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma AND
  • Patient has tried and failed latanoprost AND travoprost

Background information

Zioptan (tafluprost ophthalmic solution) 0.0015% is a prostaglandin analog indicated for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. There are three other prostaglandin alternatives available: latanoprost, travoprost and bimotoprost.


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