Glucomol Eye Drop

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% is used to treat elevated intraocular pressure (high pressure inside the eye) in people with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.

It helps reduce the risk of vision loss in these conditions. It lowers the pressure in the eye by decreasing the production of fluid.

Always wash your hands before using Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop. Use only the number of drops that your doctor has prescribed.

If you wear soft contact lenses, remove them before using the drops and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back in.

If you are also using other eye medicines, wait for at least 10 minutes before using them.

Read the leaflet that comes with the medicine for a full guide on how to use the drops and get the most benefit.
Do not touch the tip of the dropper or bottle with anything as this may lead to infection.

You should use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit and it is best used at the same time(s) each day. If you want to stop using it, consult your doctor first.

Most common side effects

The most common side effects are burning and stinging sensations in the eye.
Consult your doctor if you are bothered by these or any other side effects.

Do not use this medicine if you have asthma, severe COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), or a serious heart condition.

Inform your doctor if you have, or have had, coronary heart disease, heart failure, diabetes, breathing problems, an overactive thyroid gland or liver, or kidney disease.
Pregnant or breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine. click here: Glucomol Eye Drop

USES OF GLUCOMOL EYE DROP

  • Glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension

BENEFITS OF GLUCOMOL EYE DROP

In Glaucoma

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to reduce pressure in the eyes (ocular hypertension).

This pressure can lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight.

This medicine works by helping the fluid to flow from inside the eye into your bloodstream.
It may be used alone or with other eye drops.

Do not use it too often as that can make it less effective. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor.

Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eyes do not feel sick. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

In Ocular hypertension

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% belongs to a group of medicines called beta-blockers. It is used to reduce pressure in your eyes.

It increases the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor.

If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

SIDE EFFECTS OF GLUCOMOL EYE DROP

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Glucomol

  • Burning eyes
  • Stinging in the eyes

HOW TO USE GLUCOMOL EYE DROP

This medicine is for external use only. Use it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use.

Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off the extra liquid.

HOW GLUCOMOL EYE DROP WORKS

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% is a beta blocker. It works by decreasing the production of aqueous humour (fluid in the eye), thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

No interaction found/established
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Pregnancy

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breastfeeding

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

No interaction found/established
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Liver

No interaction found/established

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE GLUCOMOL EYE DROP?

If you miss a dose of Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5%, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Quick tips

  • Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Notify your doctor if you have lung or heart diseases as Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop may worsen these conditions.
  • Stinging sensation may occur for 1-2 mins. Notify your doctor if it persists for longer.
  • Make sure to use within 4 weeks of opening the bottle.

FAQs

Q. What does Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop do?

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% reduces the pressure inside the eyes, known as intraocular pressure.

This helps to reduce the risk of damage to the optic nerve which is responsible for normal vision.
If the pressure in the eye is not controlled, it can gradually with time lead to blindness.

Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5% effectively controls ocular hypertension and certain types of glaucoma by decreasing the pressure in the eyes.

Q. How should you use Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop?

Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop eye drops are usually instilled once or twice a day at evenly spaced intervals until the pressure in the eye is controlled (about 4 weeks).
After that, it can be instilled once a day or as advised by the doctor.

Follow the directions of your doctor carefully, and ask your doctor to explain any part you do not understand.
Use Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop in the dose and duration advised by your doctor.

Q. Can I stop Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop if I am fine now?

No, you should not stop using Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop without consulting your doctor. If you stop taking this medicine suddenly, the pressure in your eyes may not be controlled which may increase the risk of loss of sight.

Q. When should I seek a doctor’s advice?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, conjunctivitis, or an eyelid reaction. Also, you should inform the doctor if you have an eye injury or eye surgery. Discuss with your doctor if you have to continue using Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop.

Q. Can I use Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop with contact lenses?

No, you should remove your contact lenses before instilling Glucomol 0.5% Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lens 15 minutes after using Glucomol Eye Drop 0.5%. Contact your doctor if there is any eye irritation that persists.

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