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Lactation Safety Information

11 September 2020

New Medicines

Glaucoma and ocular hypertension - benzalkonimum chloride (BAK)-free emulsion formulation

Information

New formulation
Santen
Santen

Development and Regulatory status

Phase III Clinical Trials
Phase III Clinical Trials
None

Category

Prodrug analogue of prostaglandin F2 alfa. The BAK-free cationic emulsion reduces ocular surface damage that is typically caused by eye drops containing BAK. Plus the formulation is stable at room temperature.
Ocular hypertension affects 3-5% of the population over 40 years of age but only a small proportion of these people develop glaucoma. If glaucoma is completely untreated, progression to severe sight impairment typically takes 25-70 years from onset [1].
Glaucoma and ocular hypertension - benzalkonimum chloride (BAK)-free emulsion formulation
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