Xalatan (generic name: Latanoprost) belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin agonists.
Xalatan is used to lower raised pressure in the eye and to treat glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition in which the pressure of fluid in the eye may be high. However, some people with glaucoma may have normal eye pressure.
Xalatan lowers the pressure in the eye by allowing more fluid to flow out from within your eye.
Xalatan may be used alone or in combination with other eye medicines.
Follow the directions for using this medicine provided by your doctor. Use Xalatan exactly as directed.
The usual dose of Xalatan is one drop into the affected eye, or eyes, once daily.
Use Xalatan every day, at about the same time each day, preferably in the evening, unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
If you are wearing soft contact lenses, remove them before putting the drops in your eye.
The preservative in Xalatan (benzalkonium chloride) may be deposited in soft contact lenses. You can put your soft contact lenses back into your eyes 15 minutes after you have used Xalatan.
If using other eye drops in addition to Xalatan, wait at least 5 minutes before putting any other drops in your eye(s).
Be careful not to touch the dropper tip against your eye, eyelid or anything else.
You may find it easier to put drops in your eye while you are sitting or lying down.
Continue using Xalatan every day for as long as your doctor prescribes.
Before opening Xalatan, keep the bottle in its box in a refrigerator protected from light. After opening Xalatan, keep the bottle in its box in a cool place where the temperature stays below 25 degrees Celsius, but do not refrigerate. Keep the box properly closed and protected from light.
Tell your doctor before using Xalatan, if:
you are allergic to any medicines;
you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Active ingredient: latanoprost.