Latanoprost ophthalmic solution 0.005% for glaucoma and ocular hypertension (Xalatan)
What is Latanoprost (Xalatan) ophthalmic solution 0.005% for glaucoma and ocular hypertension?
Latanoprost is a ester prodrug activating the free acid in eye cornea. It works as an analog to prostaglandin and a selective antagonist at the prostaglandin receptor. By increasing the sclera's permeability for aqueous liquid, Latanoprost eye drops increase the outflow of fluid and subsequently decrease the intraocular pressure. This medicine is well absorbed through the cornea, safe and well-tolerated. Its action lasts at least 24 hours, allowing to use the ophthalmic solution only once a day.
Latanoprost is effective in treating ocular hypertension and glaucoma. Studies showed that it is more clinicallyh effective than brimonidine, dorzolamide, or timolol.
Active principles: latanoprost
Amount: 10 bottles * 2.5 ml
Maker: Nichi-Iko Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Toyama, Japan
Indications: glaucoma, ocular hypertension
How to use
Wash your hands before applying the medicine. Use 1 drop at a time, once a day. When applying the medicine, avoid touching the eye surface.
If you need to use other eye drops simultaneously, wait at least 5 minutes between the medicines.
Contact lenses must be removed before applying these eye drops. You need to wait for at least 15 minutes after applying the medicine before reinserting the lenses. Please note that your contact lenses may discolor.
Contraindications: do not use for the following patients:
- Patients with an intraocular lens implanted in the eyes,
- Breastfeeding or pregnant women,
- Patients suffering from an aphakia,
- Endophthalmitis patients (iritis, uveitis),
- Patients with a herpes virus infection,
- Patients with a bronchial asthma or a history of it.
An opened bottle cannot be stored for more than 4 weeks.
A gradually increasing iris pigmentation may occur. Consult your doctor if you notice any sight of color change. Withdrawal of the treatment will stop further pigmentation, however, the effect may not be reversible.
Temporary blurred vision may occur after using the medicine. Patients should avoid operating machinery, driving a car or working at heights when taking this medicine.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.