The drug "Taurine" (eye drops): the instruction.
Eye drops "Taurine" are used tostimulation of reparative (recovery) processes in trauma and dystrophy of the cornea, different types of cataracts - such as traumatic, senile, radiation, diabetic. The active substance of this drug is the sulfur-containing amino acid with the same name, which is formed in the human body during the processing of cysteine. This substance was first isolated in 1827.
The drug "Taurine" for the eyes is useful because itactivates the energy and metabolic processes in them, contributes to the normalization of the functioning of cell membranes. Also, its use can improve the transmission of impulses along nerve fibers and promote the accumulation of K + and Ca2 + ions, so that the cytoplasm composition is preserved. The sterility of the preparation for cataract treatment "Taurine" is ensured by the strict observance of the technological cycle of its manufacture, which includes the production of vials, caps, droppers, preparation of the medicinal substance itself, its spillage and capping.
The composition of the drug "Taurine" (eye drops)the instruction for its use leads to the following: in each milliliter of the drug contains 40 milligrams of the active substance (taurine), as well as the auxiliary ones - nipagin (methyl parahydroxybenzoate) and water. This medication is available in polyethylene bottles having a volume of 5 and 10 milliliters, which are hermetically sealed with a stopper and a lid.
Contraindications for prescribing"Taurine" (eye drops) instruction for its use lists the following: it is not prescribed for persons under 18 years of age, as well as for patients with hypersensitivity to the components of these drops.
During pregnancy and during the breastfeeding this medication is used only for medical purposes and only if the expected effect of its use is higher than the risk of complications, since there is no sufficient experience on the use of these drops in the periods mentioned.
Dosage and method of application of the drug "Taurine"(eye drops) instruction for its use describes as follows. In cataracts, it is applied in the form of instillations, two to four times a day, one to two drops over three months. If necessary, the course of therapy can be repeated in a month. With corneal injuries and dystrophic diseases, these drops are prescribed in the same doses with a course duration of one month. In the case of primary open-angle glaucoma, this drug is prescribed in combination with adrenoblockers - agents that improve the outflow of the intraocular fluid (pilocarpine, epinephrine, dipivephrine, carbachol, latanoprost).
The only side effect of the drug"Taurine" (eye drops) instruction for its use calls an allergy to its components. Its manifestations can be expected in patients who have a history of hypersensitivity to furosemide, thiazide diuretics, sulfonylurea and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors. Information on its interaction with other medicines is not available.
This drug is produced by various companiesunder different names: "Taufon", "Kvinaks", "Emoksipin", "Taurin Dia". Eye drops have a shelf life of three years (in undamaged packaging). At the end of this period, the use of the medicine is strictly prohibited. From the pharmacy network, this drug is dispensed by a prescription.
The place where storage will be carried outof the drug "Taurine" (eye drops) should be protected from light and not accessible to children, and the temperature regime should be in the range from +8 to +20 degrees Celsius.