XALATAN EYE DROP
Xalatan eye drop has Latanoprost which belongs to the prostaglandin analogues group of medicine. This works to increase the outflow of fluid from the eye which minimizes the pressure in the eye. It also helps to treat ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. It minimizes the pressure in the eye by maximizing the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream. In an ocular hypertension condition, high amounts of pressure build in the eye due to fluid. That enters in the eye without being drained. This fluid pressure can potentially harm the optic nerve resulting in glaucoma.
Use this eye drop as advised by your health expert. A few common side effects can be noticed in patients like pain in the eye, changes in eyelashes, and redness in the eye. Consult a health expert for advice if you are breastfeeding or pregnant. Avoid any machinery work and driving because it may cause blurred vision.
This medicine works to decrease pressure in the eyes (ocular hypertension). This increased pressure can lead to glaucoma. Therefore too high pressure in the eyes can potentially harm eyesight. Xalatan eye drop also works by helping the fluid to flow into the bloodstream from the eye. It can also be used singly or in combination with other eye drops. Use it only in the affected eye as directed by a physician so use it every day to get the best results.
USES OF XALATAN EYE DROP
SIDE EFFECTS OF XALATAN EYE DROP
A very few side effects can be noticed in patients such as blurred vision, changes in eye color, changes in the thickness of eyelashes. But these symptoms do not need any medical attention and go away once your body adjusts to the medicine.
Common side effects of Xalatan eye drops
- Eyelash changes
- Foreign body sensation
- Stinging in the eyes
- Increased sensitivity to light
- Burning sensation in the eye
- Conjunctival hyperemia
- Eye pain
HOW TO TAKE XALATAN EYE DROP
These eye drops are for external use only. Use it as advised by your health expert. Also for the direction of use please check the label. Gently squeeze the dropper by holding it close to the eyes and drop the medicine into the eyes.
HOW IT WORKS
Xalatan eye drop is part of the prostaglandin analogue medicine group. It works by increasing the outflow of fluid from the eye into the bloodstream, thereby minimizing the increased eye pressure. It also reduces the elevated intraocular pressure in patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
WARNING & PRECAUTION
Consult your doctor if you are having hypersensitivity or allergy. Also, inform your health expert about all the medicine you are taking. And also tell him if you are a breastfeeding mother or pregnant. Before taking Xalatan eye drop tell your doctor if you have kidney issues, asthma, dry eye, and any other eye infection. Also if you wear contact lenses remove them before applying the eye drops you can put them again after 15-20 minutes. Also, clean your hand properly before applying it to avoid any infection.