Tafluma Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Food Interaction and all others data.

Tafluma, a prostaglandin analog is a selective FP prostanoid receptor agonist which is believed to reduce intraocular pressure by increasing uveoscleral outflow of aqueous humor.

Tafluma is a novel prostaglandin analog with a high affinity for the fluoroprostaglandin (FP) receptor PGF2α. Tafluma has an affinity for the FP receptor that is approximately 12 times higher than that of the carboxylic acid of latanoprost, but with almost no potential to bind to other receptors.

Trade Name Tafluma
Generic Tafluprost
Tafluprost Other Names Tafluprost
Type Eye Drops
Formula C25H34F2O5
Weight Average: 452.5313
Monoisotopic: 452.237430608
Groups Approved
Therapeutic Class Drugs for miotics and glaucoma
Manufacturer Ajanta Pharma Ltd
Available Country India
Last Updated: September 19, 2023 at 7:00 am


Tafluma is used for reducing elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Tafluma is also used to associated treatment for these conditions: Increased Intra Ocular Pressure (IOP), Ocular Hypertension

How Tafluma works

Tafluma acid is a prostanoid selective FP receptor agonist that is believed to reduce the intraocular pressure (IOP) by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor. Studies in animals and humans suggest that the main mechanism of action is increased uveoscleral outflow.


Tafluma dosage

Instill one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.

Side Effects

The most frequently reported treatment-related side effect is ocular hyperemia. Rare side effects observed include eye irritation and blurred vision.


Most common ocular adverse reaction is conjunctival hyperemia (range 4% – 20%).


  • For ophthalmic use only.
  • To avoid possible contamination of the drops, do not touch the dropper tip or to any surface.
  • Should be used with caution in patients with active intraocular inflammation (e.g., iritis/uveitis).
  • If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five (5) minutes between applications.

Food Interaction

No interactions found.

Volume of Distribution

The highest concentration of tafluprost acid was found in the cornea and conjunctiva.

Elimination Route

Following instillation, tafluprost is absorbed through the cornea and is hydrolyzed to the biologically active acid metabolite, tafluprost acid. Tafluma is an ester which makes the drug lipophillic enough to be quickly absorbed through. When administered to the eye, the peak plasma concentration (Cmax) and time to peak plasma concentration (Tmax) of tafluprost acid in healthy subjects was 26 pg/mL and 10 minutes respectively. a AUC, tafluprost acid = 394 pgmin/mL - 432 pgmin/mL.

Elimination Route

Mean plasma tafluprost acid concentrations were below the limit of quantification of the bioanalytical assay (10 pg/mL) at 30 minutes following topical ocular administration of tafluprost 0.0015% ophthalmic solution. In male rats, it was observed that tafluprost was excreted into the feces.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding use

Use in pregnancy: Pregnancy category C. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. Tafluma ophthalmic solution should be used during pregnancy unless the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus.

Use in lactation: It is not known whether Tafluma is excreted in human milk. Caution should be exercised while giving this ophthalmic solution to a nursing mother.


Tafluma ophthalmic solution is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this product.

Special Warning

Use in children: Use in pediatric patients is not recommended.

Use in elderly patients: No overall differences in safety and effectiveness have been observed between elderly and other adult patients.

Innovators Monograph

You find simplified version here Tafluma

Tafluma contains Tafluprost see full prescribing information from innovator Tafluma Monograph, Tafluma MSDS, Tafluma FDA label


What is Tafluma used for?

Tafluma ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye).

What are the side effects of Tafluma eye drops?

Side Effects:

  • Blurred vision.
  • burning, dry, or itching eyes.
  • decreased vision.
  • eye discharge or excessive tearing.
  • eye pain.
  • redness, pain, or swelling of the eye, eyelid, or inner lining of the eyelid.

How Tafluma works?

Tafluma is in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs.Tafluma works lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of natural eye fluids out of the eye.It is in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs.

Is safe Tafluma during pregnancy?

This drug should be used during pregnancy only if the benefit outweighs the risk to the fetus.

Is Tafluma safe during breasfeeding?

Tafluma is not likely to reach the breastmilk or bloodstream of the infant or to cause any adverse effects in breastfed infants. Professional guidelines consider prostaglandin eye drops acceptable during breastfeeding.

How do you use Tafluma?

Tafluma is usually instilled in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening. Use Tafluma at around the same time in the evening every day.

What are the indications of Tafluma?

Certain medicines should not be used at or around the time of eating food or eating certain types of food since interactions may occur. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines may also cause interactions to occur. 

How can I use of Tafluma?

Your eye doctor will tell you how much of Tafluma to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.

How long does it take Tafluma to work?

Tafluma takes about 2 to 4 hours to kick in and 12 hours to reach maximum effect.

Should Tafluma be refrigerated?

After opening the foil pouch, refrigeration is not required.

Does Tafluma make eyelashes grow?

Tafluma can make you grow more eyelashes or cause your current eyelashes to become longer and thicker.

*** Taking medicines without doctor's advice can cause long-term problems.