Monopost belongs to a class of medications known as prostaglandins. It is used to lower the pressure within the eye, for treating conditions such as open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Both of these conditions are linked with an increase in pressure within your eye, eventually affecting the eye sight. Monopost lowers the pressure inside the eye by increasing the natural outflow of the fluid from the eye into the bloodstream. Always use the eye drops as prescribed by your doctor. The usual dose for adults is one drop once a day in the affected eye. The best time to use the eye drops is in the evening. Do not use it more than once a day, because the effectiveness of the treatment can be reduced by using it more often. If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Monopost and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
Monopost is manufactured by Thea Pharmaceuticals and comes from United Kingdom. The active ingredient in Monopost is latanoprost. The generic equivalent of Monopost is not available. Monopost is available as 50 micrograms/ml eye drops, solution in single dose container.
Stop taking Monopost and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Developing a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV)
• Fluid filled area within the colored part of the eye (iris cyst)
• Headache, dizziness, palpitations
• Muscle pain, joint pain
Less serious side effects include gradual change in the eye color (increase in the amount of brown pigment in the colored part of the eye), redness of the eye, eye irritation (a feeling of burning, grittiness, itching, stinging, or sensation of a foreign body in the eye, a gradual change to the eyelashes of the treated eye (increase of color, length, thickness and number of eye lashes), eyelid inflammation and eye pain. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Do not use Monopost if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to latanoprost or any of the other ingredients of this medicine, are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, are breast feeding. Monopost may interact with other medicines. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are using, have recently used or might use any other medicines. Before using the eye drops, inform your doctor if you are about to have or have had eye surgery (including cataract surgery), suffer from eye problems (such as eye pain, irritation or inflammation, blurred vision), from dry eyes, have severe asthma or your asthma is not well controlled, wear contact lenses, have suffered or are currently suffering from a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV). When you use Monopost you might have blurred vision, for a short time. If this happens to you, do not drive or use any tools or machines until your vision becomes clear again.