Xalatan Eye Drop

✅ Lowers eye pressure
✅ Treats glaucoma
✅ Prevents vision loss
✅ Improves eye health
✅ Contains Latanoprost

Xalatan contains Latanoprost.

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Product Overview

Xalatan is a medication containing the active ingredient Latanoprost. It is a prostaglandin analog used to treat open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension by reducing intraocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. Xalatan is available as an ophthalmic solution and is typically administered as eye drops.

Uses

Xalatan is primarily used to lower elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. By increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, Xalatan helps prevent damage to the optic nerve and gradual loss of vision associated with these conditions. It is often prescribed as a first-line treatment for glaucoma due to its efficacy and relatively low risk of systemic side effects.

How to Use

To use Xalatan eye drops, wash your hands thoroughly and tilt your head back slightly. Gently pull down your lower eyelid to create a small pocket. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and instill one drop into the pocket. Blink gently to distribute the medication evenly. Avoid touching the dropper tip to your eye or any other surface to prevent contamination. Repeat the process in the other eye if directed by your doctor. Use Xalatan exactly as prescribed, typically once daily in the evening.

How it Works

Latanoprost, the active ingredient in Xalatan, works by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, the fluid that fills the front part of the eye. By enhancing the drainage of this fluid through the uveoscleral pathway, Xalatan helps reduce intraocular pressure (IOP) within the eye. Lowering IOP is crucial for preventing optic nerve damage and preserving vision in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Dosage and Administration

The usual dosage of Xalatan is one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily, preferably in the evening. If you are using other eye drops, wait at least 5 minutes between administering each medication to prevent dilution and minimize potential interactions. Do not discontinue Xalatan without consulting your doctor, even if your symptoms improve. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully for the best results.

Benefits

  • Effectively lowers intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Helps prevent optic nerve damage and vision loss associated with elevated IOP
  • Requires once-daily dosing for convenient administration
  • Generally well-tolerated with few systemic side effects
  • May be used as a first-line treatment for glaucoma due to its efficacy and safety profile

Common Side Effects

Common side effects of Xalatan may include blurred vision, eye irritation, burning or stinging sensation, redness of the eyes, and increased length, thickness, or darkness of eyelashes. These side effects are usually mild and temporary. However, if you experience any persistent or severe symptoms, contact your doctor promptly.

Warnings

Before using Xalatan, inform your doctor if you have a history of eye conditions, such as uveitis or macular edema, as well as any allergies or sensitivities to medications. Xalatan may cause changes to the color of the iris (the colored part of the eye) and darkening of the skin around the eyes, particularly in patients with lighter eye colors. Use caution when driving or operating machinery, as Xalatan may cause temporary visual disturbances.

Storage Information

Store Xalatan eye drops at room temperature (between 15°C and 25°C or 59°F and 77°F) away from light and moisture. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Do not freeze Xalatan, and discard any unused medication after the expiration date printed on the label.

Disclaimer:

Our sole intention is to ensure that its consumers get information that is expert-reviewed, accurate, and trustworthy. However, the information contained herein should NOT be used as a substitute for the advice of a qualified physician. The information provided here is for informational purposes only. This may not cover all possible side effects, drug interactions, or warnings or alerts. Please consult your doctor and discuss all your queries related to any disease or medicine. We intend to support, not replace, the doctor-patient relationship.

Additional Information

Strength

0.005% 2.5 ml

Quantity

1 Bottle/s, 2 Bottle/s, 3 Bottle/s, 6 Bottle/s

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