Xalatan Eye Drops Information:
Xalatan (generic name: Latanoprost) is a prescription drug which is prescribed for glaucoma patients. Xalatan may also be prescribed for other eye conditions which cause pressure in the eye. It is usually prescribed if the glaucoma has not been affected by other medications. It works by reducing pressure in the eyes, by helping to increase the amount of fluids draining from the eye. It is a synthetic prostaglandin.
Xalatan Eye Drops Side Effects:
As with any medication you may experience side effects including discomfort in the eye, dry eyes, eye watering, stinging in the eye, headaches, dizziness, cold like symptoms and more serious side effects such as swelling, itchiness, discharge from the eye, blurred vision and chest pain. If you suffer from any side effects you should seek medical attention to ensure safety.
Xalatan Eye Drops Directions:
Xalatan comes in liquid form of eye drop. You should remove contact lenses before using Xalatan as it can be absorbed by soft lenses. You should use Xalatan exactly as directed by the doctor who prescribed it to you. There will also be directions and dosage information on the pack. You must not use Xalatan in higher doses than recommended by your doctor. The apply the eye drops, you should tip your head backwards so you are facing upwards, pull your lower eyelid downwards as this creates a small well, hold the bottle above the eye and squeeze until a drop comes out and lands in the eye. You should then close the eye and move it around to ensure that the solution is distributed around the eye. You must ensure that the nozzle on the eye drop bottle does not touch your eye or hands. You should use the solution within 6 weeks of opening.
Xalatan Eye Drops Precautions:
Xalatan eye drops should be stored under the room temperature up to 28 days after opening when it is stored or refrigerated. If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Xalatan you must not use it and should inform your doctor. You should also inform your doctor if you have any other pre-existing conditions, or if you are taking any other medications (especially eye medications) as other medicines may interact with Xalatan. You must information your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to conceive or breastfeeding.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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