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how come xalatan (latanoprost) , the antiglaucoma drug advised to be used in the evening?

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Dr. Nazhat Sharma
Ophthalmology 58 years experience
Glaucoma treated: Some patients get irritation with this eye drop and redness of the eye. Moreover the pressure rises to its highest levels during the REM Cycle of sleep. Taking the long acting Prostaglandin eye drops the effect of the medicine is targeted for the time of highest pressure in the eyes. Hence taking it at night if your sleep habits are "normal"

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A 29-year-old member asked:

Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) antiglaucoma drug advised to be used in the evening?

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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
One reason : One reason is that it can cause the eyes to be pretty red for a few hours afterward and patients tolerate it better because they are sleeping.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) , the antiglaucoma drug, used in evening?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Xalatan (latanoprost): Capstan is used at night because it is most effective when used every evening. The company producing the medication also recommends this dosing. Xalatan (latanoprost) can also cause some eye redness which is minimized with nightly dosing.

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