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 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.
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.
How to use this:
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
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.
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..