Tranilast ophthalmic solution 0.5% for conjunctivitis
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General information on Japanese Tranilast ophthalmic solution 0.5% for conjunctivitis
Package details: 10 bottles * 5 ml
Manufacturer: Sawai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: tranilast (chemical formula C18H17NO5)
Medical effect: Tranilast ophthalmic solution is effective for treatment of conjunctivitis.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use for pregnant and breastfeeding women. Do not use together with contact lenses.
If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medication and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
Dosage and administration of Tranilast ophthalmic solution 0.5% from Japan for conjunctivitis
Strictly follow the next instructions:
- apply 1-2 drops into the eye at a time,
- use the drops 4 times a day (morning, noon, evening and before bedtime),
- do not to let the tip of the container directly touch the surface of your eye,
- if the medicine gets on the eyelid, wipe it off immediately,
- if you need to use other eye drops at the same time, wait more than 5 minutes.
How effective is Japanese Tranilast ophthalmic solution 0.5% for conjunctivitis?
Tranilast is a derivative of anthranilic acid that works as an analog of a metabolite of tryptophan. It suppresses release of such chemical mediators as histamine or leukotriene from the mast cell. By this, Tranilast ophthalmic solution provides an antiallergic effect and helps to treat conjunctivitis.
Who should use Tranilast ophthalmic solution 0.5% from Japan?
Studies showed that ophthalmic solution with tranilast is effective for the treatment of conjunctivitis (M. Minami, R. Seiriki et al. “Development of Sustained-Release Ophthalmic Formulation Based on Tranilast Solid Nanoparticles”. Materials (Basel). 2020 April 3; 13(7): 1675). This medicine has very low adverse effects and it is generally well tolerated by patients.