Xalatan Eye Drops are an ophthalmic solution consisting of a prostaglandin analogue called latanoprost. We carry this medication in both the brand name and generic alternative in 0.005%.
Xalatan Eye Drops are used to treat conditions that are associated with high pressure in the eye. High pressure in the eye is linked to glaucoma, ocular hypertension, and more. If these conditions go untreated for too long, the high pressure can cause eye damage and lead to permanent vision loss.
Xalatan Eye Drops (latanoprost) is effective at treating high pressure in the eye because latanoprost is similar to a natural chemical found in the human body and is able to regulate the flow of fluids in the eye which lowers pressure and reduces the risk of further complications.
Always follow directions given to you by your doctor. Instructions can usually also be found on the prescription or prescription bottle/container.
Every evening, applying 1 drop into your affected eye(s). Ensure you are not wearing contact lens during this time; if you are, take them out and wait at least 15 minutes before putting them back in after applying the eye drops. Wash your hands before and after applying this medication. Do not freeze this medication; store in refrigerator; after your first use, store the eye drops at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light, and ensure the lid is closed tightly when not in use. Discard 6 weeks after opening the medication.
Applying Eye Drops
Do not use Xalatan Eye Drops (latanoprost)
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to latanoprost or under the age of 18 years old.
Dose adjustment or special precautions may be required
Tell your doctor if you have ever had swelling or an infection in your eye, herpes infection of the eyes, retinal detachment, or eye surgery or injury affecting the lens of your eye.
Using this medication while you have soft contact lens in can cause discoloration; ensure you are waiting 15 minutes before putting them back in.
Using Xalatan can cause gradual changes in the color of your eyes or eyelids and lashes, and may also cause a thickness and growth increase in eyelashes. Color changes may be permanent.
Do not allow the tip of the eye dropper to touch any surfaces, including your hands and eyes. This will help reduce the chance of getting an infection.
Wait at least 5 minutes before applying any other type of eye drops after using Xalatan.
It is not known if this medication will harm an unborn baby or a nursing infant. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
Common side effects of Xalatan Eye Drops (latanoprost) may include:
puffy eyelids; stinging, burning, or redness of the eyes; blurred vision; feeling like something is in your eye; dry or watery eyes; or cold or flu symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, sore throat.
The above side effects should not alarm you.
Serious side effects of Xalatan Eye Drops (latanoprost) may include:
eye swelling, redness, severe discomfort, crusting or drainage (may be signs of infection); red, swollen, or itchy eyelids; increased sensitivity to light; vision changes; or severe burning, stinging, or irritation after using this medicine.
If you have any of the above side effects, contact your doctor right away.
Please note this is not a complete list of side effects. Not everyone experiences side effects; they are not guaranteed. If you do have side effects and they become unmanageable, consult your doctor about alternate medications.
Why use Latanoprost at night?
This medication lowers IOP (The fluid pressure inside the eye) during the day and night with one nightly administration. Overall, Xalatan works to increase the drainage of the aqueous outflow from the eye, which in turns lowers IOP. In patients it has been seen that there are many more optimal effects of Latanoprost that have been seen when the medication is taken in the evening, instead of the morning.
What is Latanoprost?
This medication is used to treat high pressure inside the eye that is caused by Glaucoma or other various eye diseases. It works similar to a natural chemical already found in the body called prostaglandin. When put to work, it regulates the flow of the fluid within the eye, which in turn lowers the pressure. This medication comes in a singular dose of 0.005%, and can be found in both brand and generic on our site, My Drug Center. If you have any questions regarding this medication or anything in general, feel free to give us a call at 1-877-385-8998.
Where can I buy Xalatan eye drops?
While you can buy Latanoprost at your local pharmacy since it is a Tier 1 medication on Medicare’s formulary. You may also purchase it on an online Canadian Pharmacy such as My Drug Center. Our starting price is 36.00 for 2.5ml.
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