What is Xalatan?
Xalatan can be classified as an ophthalmic glaucoma agent and decreases pressure within the eye by enhancing the volume of fluid that drains out of the eye.Xalatan eye drops treat certain kinds of glaucoma and other reasons for high pressure inside the eye.Xalatan can be used for other purposes not mentioned in this medication guide.
Do not take Xalatan when using contact lenses. The medicine may contain a preservative that could cause discoloration of soft contact lenses. You should wait for at least 15 minutes following the use of Xalatan prior to putting your contacts in.
Xalatan can cause gradual changes in the appearance of your eyes, eyelids, and lashes, as well as an increase in the growth or thickness of your eyelashes. The colour changes, typically a rise in the pigmentation of brown, happen slowly, and you might not be aware of the changes for months or even years. The changes in colour can last even after the treatment has ended or may only be visible within the eye that is being treated. This can result in an eye colour change or the colour of your eyelashes changing from one colour to the other.
Be sure not to allow the edge of the dropper to touch any surfaces, such as your hands or eyes. If the dropper is contaminated, it could trigger an eye infection and result in visual loss or damage to your eye.After taking Xalatan Wait at least 5 minutes before applying any other drops for your eyes that you are prescribed by your doctor.
Side effects of Xalatan
See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms of an allergy reaction to Xalatan, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, and throat,
Stop taking Xalatan and contact your doctor immediately if you are suffering from:
- Eye swelling, redness, extreme discomfort, or dripping (may be indicators of an infection);
- Swelling, red eyelids that are itchy, red, or swollen;
- Your eyes might become more sensitive to the light.
- Vision change vision changes
- Extreme burning, stinging, or irritation when using the medication.
Common Xalatan adverse effects could include:
- Eye watery;
- Itchy eyes;
- Puffy eyes;
- Burning, stinging, or redness of the eyes;
- Blurred vision
- You feel like something is there in your eyes.
- Your eyes could become more sensitive to the light.
- Darkened eye colour,
- Eyelash thicknessening.
There isn't an exhaustive listing of all adverse consequences. Other side effects could be present. Consult your physician for advice regarding medical adverse effects. If you have any concerns, report the reaction to FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.
Before you take this drug
You shouldn't take Xalatan if you have an allergy to benzalkonium or latanoprost.
To ensure that Xalatan is suitable for you, inform your physician if you've previously had:
- Swelling or infection in your eye;
- Eyes with a herpes infection;
- Retinal detachment,
- Eye surgery or injury that affects the lenses of the eyes.
Xalatan can cause a gradual change in the appearance of your eyes, lashes, and eyelids; generally, it causes an increase in the brown color. It is also possible to notice an increase in the volume or thickness of your eyelashes. The changes are gradual, and you might not notice them for a long time. Colour changes can be permanent even after treatment is finished and can only be noticed within the eye that is being treated. This can result in a difference in the appearance of your eye or eyelash colour, varying from one eye to another.
It isn't known if Xalatan eye drops could harm a newborn baby. Consult your physician if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.
Inform your doctor if you are nursing.
Xalatan is not allowed for use by people less than 18 years old.
How to take Xalatan?
The most common dosage of Xalatan is one drop in the affected eye every night. Follow the instructions of your doctor for dosage extremely carefully.
Follow the directions on the prescription label. Don't use Xalatan in greater or lesser quantities or for a longer time than suggested.
Do not take Xalatan while wearing contacts. A preservative in this drug could cause permanent discoloration of the lenses. Make sure to wait at least 15 minutes before inserting the contact lens.
Wash your hands thoroughly prior to applying these eye drops.
For applying the Xalatan droplets to the eyes:
- Turn your head slightly back and then pull your lower eyelids to create small pockets. Place the dropper over the eye, with the tip towards the lower eyelid. Keep your eyes towards the sky and away from the dropper before squeezing out one drop.
- Keep your eyes closed for about 2 or 3 minutes with your head tilted down without blinking or squinting. Make sure to gently press your finger on the inner corner of your eye for approximately one minute to stop the fluid from leaking into the tear duct.
- At least 5 minutes prior to using another eye drop.
Don't touch the tip of your eyedropper or put it directly in your eyes. A dropper that is contaminated could affect your eye and cause serious vision issues.Don't use eye drops if the solution is changing colour or has particles within it. Consult your pharmacist about new medications.
Contact your doctor immediately if you've suffered an eye injury or infection or if you intend to undergo surgery for your eyes.Keep an empty bottle of Xalatan eye drops in an airtight container in a refrigerator. Don't freeze it.After the first use, After the first time, keep your eye drops at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Close the bottle when not using it. Remove the medicine once six weeks have passed from the time you first took the bottle out of its container.
Details on dosage
Usual Adult Dose of Xalatan for Intraocular Hypertension:
One eye drop is applied to the affected eye(s) every night during the day.
If a dose is missed, the treatment should be continued with the next dose as normal.
The dosage should not exceed one drop per eye each day, as regular administration can decrease the intraocular pressure effects.
The reduction in intraocular pressure begins approximately 2–4 hours following the initial administration, with the highest effect being achieved within 12 hours.
The drug is taken in conjunction with other ophthalmic medications on the market to reduce pressure in the intraocular area.
If multiple topical ophthalmic medications are used, each one must be administered at least five minutes apart.
Reduction of high IOP (IOP) in patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma, ocular hypertension, or open-angle gla
Usual Adult Dose of Xalatan for Glaucoma (Open Angle):
One drop for the affected eye(s) every night during the day
If one dose is not taken, the treatment should be continued by taking the next dose as normal.
The dose should not be more than one drop per eye every day since regular administration can decrease intraocular pressure effects.
Reduction in intraocular pressure begins approximately two to four hours following the initial administration, with the highest effect being achieved at 12 hours.
The drug is combined with other ophthalmic topical drugs to reduce the pressure in the intraocular area.
If multiple topical ophthalmic medications are used, each drug should be given at least five minutes apart.
Reduction of high IOP (IOP) in patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Do not miss the missed dose. Your next dose should be taken at the time that you normally schedule. Usual Adult Dose of Xalatan for Glaucoma (Open Angle):
What happens if I overdose?
A dose of Xalatan is not likely to pose a risk. Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 in the event that someone has accidentally swallowed the drug.
What should be avoided Xalatan?
Do not use excessive amounts of this medication; that could reduce its effectiveness in reducing pressure within the eye.Do not take any other eye medications unless your physician advises you to.
Interaction with other drugs
Eye medicine is unlikely to be affected by any other medications that you are taking. However, many medicines may interact with one another. Inform your health care providers about the medicines you are taking, such as prescription and non-prescription medicines as well as vitamins and herbal remedies.