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Product Details
Generic Name: Latanoprost ophthalmic
Brand Name: Xalatan
Xalatan or Latanoprost reduces pressure in the eye by increasing fluid amount which drains from the eye. It is used for curing different kinds of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. Xalatan ophthalmic solution is a topical medication used to control ocular hypertension or glaucoma progression by reducing intraocular pressure. It is a prostaglandin analogue which works by increasing aqueous fluid outflow from the eyes. It is also known by trade name Latanoprost manufactured by Pfizer and is now widely offered in United States. The Veterans Health Administration, part of United States Department of Veterans Affairs uses generic lantanoprost distributed by Falcon Pharmaceuticals manufactured by Alcon Laboratories, both of Fort Worth Texas.
Doses of Xalatan
  • Don’t take Xalatan if you are wearing contact lenses, as it might include a preservative which can discolor soft contact lenses. So wait for around 15 min before you put back the contact lenses.
  • Use this medicine as recommended by your doctor; however not in smaller or larger amounts and not for longer than prescribed.
  • Wash your hands thoroughly before using eye drops.
  • Don’t allow the tip of Latanoprost dropper to touch any surface such as your hands or eyes.
  • Skipped the missed dose, if you don’t remember to use eye drops; and don’t take additional dose to make up the missed one.
  • Store the unopened bottle of Xalatan in a refrigerator and at room temperature away from light, heat and moisture.