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The side effects of the prostaglandin analogues.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17181451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In the last decade topically applied prostaglandin F2alpha analogues (bimatoprost, latanoprost, travoprost and unoprostone) have become widely used as a means to reduce elevated intraocular pressure in patients with glaucoma and ocular hypertension. These molecules all have similar side-effect profiles, which include both side effects that occur frequently (e.g., conjunctiva hyperaemia, increase of iris pigmentation and eyelash changes) and rare adverse reactions (e.g., periocular pigmentation, damage to the blood-aqueous barrier and cystoid macular oedema). Conjunctiva hyperaemia, eyelash changes and cystoid macular oedema are reversible, but certain other side effects, such as increased iris pigmentation, are not. However, the systemic side-effect profile is favourable for all the prostaglandin analogues, and some of the local side effects are only of cosmetic significance. Numerous clinical studies suggest that discontinuing treatment with prostaglandin analogues on account of their side effects is rare in clinical practice.
Gábor Holló
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert opinion on drug safety     Volume:  6     ISSN:  1744-764X     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Opin Drug Saf     Publication Date:  2007 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-12-21     Completed Date:  2007-02-21     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101163027     Medline TA:  Expert Opin Drug Saf     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-52     Citation Subset:  IM    
Semmelweis University, Department of Ophthalmology, 1083. Budapest, Tömö u. 25-29, Hungary.
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MeSH Terms
Prostaglandins, Synthetic / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Prostaglandins, Synthetic

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