Ganfort Eye Drops (Timolol Maleate/Bimatoprost) Dosage and Side Effects
Ganfort is an eye drops solution that contains two active substances: bimatoprost (0.3 mg/ml) and timolol (5 mg/ml).
Ganfort is used to reduce the pressure inside the eye. It is used in adults with ‘open angle glaucoma’ or ocular hypertension who do not respond sufficiently to eye drops containing beta-blockers or prostaglandin analogues (other medicines used for these conditions). Ocular hypertension’ is when the pressure in the eye is higher than normal. In open angle glaucoma the high pressure is caused by fluid being unable to drain out of the eye.
Proper Use of this medication
Ganfort is given as one drop in the affected eye(s) once a day, either in the morning or the evening. It should be given at the same time each day. If more than one type of eye drop is being used, each one should be given at least five minutes apart.
he most common side effect (seen in more than 1 patient in 10) is conjunctival hyperaemia (increased blood supply to the eye, leading to redness of the eye). For the full list of all side effects reported with Ganfort, see the package leaflet.
Ganfort must not be used in patients who have asthma or severe lung disease, or in patients with some heart conditions. See the package leaflet for the full list of restrictions.
Warnings and Precautions
Recommendations and precautions to be followed by healthcare professionals and patients for the safe and effective use of Ganfort have been included in the summary of product characteristics and the package leaflet.