XALATAN EYE DROPS:
Xalatan E/D .005% 2.5 ML is Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution and a prostaglandin analogue and is prescribed for the management of- of glaucoma and ocular hypertension.It is also recommended in pediatric patients with elevated intraocular pressure and pediatric glaucoma. XALATAN 0.005% 2.5 ML is generic for latanoprost eye drops.
Composition: Each ml of Xalatan E/D .005% 2.5 ML contains 50 micrograms latanoprost and Excipient- benzalkonium chloride 0.2 mg/ml.The solution is clear.
What is the brand name for latanoprost?
The brand name for latanoprost is Xalatan.
What is xalatan eye drops used for ?
It is used to reduce increased pressure in the eyes, which is increased due to glucoma, ocular hypertension or other eye problems. it works by reducing the flow of eye fluid within the eyes, latanoprost works same as prostaglandin a natural chemical found in the human body.
Xalantan Eye Drop is an ophthalmic eye medicine which belongs to prostaglandin group and is mostly used to treat high pressure in the eyes. It works by reducing pressure in the eye for people suffering from glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition of ocular hypertension or abnormal increase in pressure in the eyes and is one of the causes of blindness in senior people. If untreated, this disease causes permanent vision loss by damaging optic nerve. It works by facilitating the outflow of liquid from inside the eye into the blood vessels. This lowers the blood pressure inside the eyes. The main uses of this medicine is to treat open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension
xalatan eye drops dosage
it is recommended to use one drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening and it is prefer dosage for eye care. never miss dosage of xalatan drop, If any cases you missed one dose, continue the treatment without skipping the next dose. Always consult your doctor for dosages.
never use two or more prostaglandins, or prostaglandin analogs including XALATAN in combination and it is not recommended.
How does it work:
this eye drop works by reducing the elevated intraocular pressure in patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.It not only assists in lowering high pressure in the eye but also reduces the risk of vision loss.
What is latanoprost eye drops used for?
Xalatan E/D .005% 2.5 ML is available in the form of an ophthalmic solution which patients are carefully required to be applied to their affected eye(s) as per doctor instructions.Hold the dropper close to the eye (avoid touching tip of the dropper or let it tip touch any of your eye surfaces to prevent any contamination), Gently squeeze dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid.Store an unopened bottle in a refrigerator and after opening, store it at room temperature up to 25 degree Celsius.
Xalantan Eye Drops is for external use only and must be strictly used as per doctors advice. The dosage and duration of this medicine will only be decided by your doctor. It is suitable for use in both adults and children. It can be used in combination with other drugs if permitted by your ophthalmologist. It must me used regularly in periodic intervals for best results. Do not stop the use of this drug abruptly unless advised by your doctor. Sudden stoppage of this medicine can increase the high of blood in your eye, leading to blindness.
- Wash your hands with soap or sanitiser to avoid contamination. Never use a bottle if seal is broken or it has expired.
- Tilt your head in rest position and pull your lower eye lid slowly to make a small pocket in your eye.
- Lower the nozzle of the dropper towards your eye and squeeze out a single drop into your eyes. Do not touch or poke the dropper in the retina of the eyes.
- If you wear contact lenses, make sure to remove it before application of this medicine. Wait for at least 15 minutes before you put it back.
- If you see the particle floating in the liquid, then it might be contaminated so replace your bottle immediately.
Some of the common side-effects of Xalatan E/D .005% 2.5 ML are- Increased iris pigmentation, Burning sensation in eye, Eyelash changes, Eye itching, Stinging in the eyes, Foreign body sensation in eye, Conjunctival hyperemia etc.if you experience side-effects like macular edema (swelling of the macula of the eye), bacterial keratitis(cornea infection leading to blindness) report to your doctor urgently.
Most of the side effects associated with this drug are common and disappear after first few uses. These does not require any medical attention however be sure to consult your doctor if the symptoms persists.
- Eyelash or change in the color of eyeball
- Burning or itching sensations in the eye
- Stinging pain in the eye.
- Conjunctivitis or redness in the eye
- This drug is not advised to be used in pregnant ladies or breatfeeding mothers. It is recommended to bring it to your doctors notice before its use.
- Avoid driving any vehicle after the application of this drug as it may cause blurry vision.
- Discontinue the use of Xalantan if you're allergic to this medicine.
Precautions and Warning:
If you are hypersensitive to any ingredients present in the Xalatan E/D or if you are a pregnant or breastfeeding woman, do consult with your doctor before start using this medicine.Inform your doctor if you have a history of iritis or uveitis.
Xalatan E/D can cause darkening of the iris/ eyelids /eyelashes, eyes color tend to become permanently brown (more visible in people with light-colored eyes) and can cause longer and thicker eyelashes growing in the wrong directions, some of these changes get back to normal once patients stop using this medicine but some can become permanent..