1. What is Xalatan Eye?
Xalatan Eye Drops is used for Open angle glaucoma, Increased pressure in the eye and other conditions. Xalatan Eye Drops may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Xalatan Eye Drops contains Latanoprost as an active ingredient.
Xalatan Eye Drops works by increasing the flow of fluid from inside the eye.
2. Xalatan Eye Drops Uses
Xalatan Eye Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
Open angle glaucoma
Increased pressure in the eye
Xalatan Eye Drops may also be used for purposes not listed here.
3. Xalatan Eye Drops - Side-effects
The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Xalatan Eye Drops. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
- Skin rash
- Inflammation of the inner layers of the eye
- Alteration in thickness or length of eyelashes
- Irritation or disruption to the surface of the eye
- Misdirected eyelashes
4. Xalatan Eye Drops - Precautions & How to Use
Before using Xalatan Eye Drops, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
- Continuous irritation in the eye or have redness around the eye
- Do not drive or operate machinery
- History of intraocular inflammation, inflammatory, neovascular, angle-closure or congenital glaucoma
- Instill contact lenses after 15 minutes of using this drug
5. Xalatan Eye Drops - Contraindications
Hypersensitivity to Xalatan Eye Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Xalatan Eye Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
6. Xalatan Eye Drops - Frequently asked Questions
Is Xalatan Eye Drops safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Is Xalatan Eye Drops safe while breastfeeding?
Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Xalatan Eye Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Xalatan Eye Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.