Xalatan Eye Drops (Latanoprost) are used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. It is classified as an ophthalmic glaucoma agent and lowers pressure inside the eye by increasing the amount of fluid that drains from the eye. Latanoprost Eye Drops (Generic) is also available in addition to the brand name Xalatan in the strength of 0.005%.
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not use Xalatan in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. The usual dose of Xalatan is 1 drop into the affected eye every evening. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Xalatan: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Why is Xalatan Eye Drops prescribed?
Xalatan Eye Drops are used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye.
What if I forget a dose of Xalatan Eye Drops?
Skip the missed dose and use the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
How and where should I store the bottle of Xalatan Eye Drops?
After your first use, store the eye drops at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the bottle tightly closed when not in use. Throw away the medicine after 6 weeks have passed since you first opened the bottle.