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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Latanoprost (Overview)

Latanoprost is the first pga that was approved for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. First released as Xalatan (latanoprost) but is now generic and there are 6 or 7 producers of it. A very potent agent for reducing pressure and has very few systemic side effects. Common ocular side effects include redness of eyes and skin, lash growth, occasional darkening of the iris especially in hazel eyes.


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Please describe the medication: latanoprost?

Please describe the medication: latanoprost?

Prostaglandin Analog: Latanoprost is the first pga that was approved for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. First released as Xalatan (latanoprost) but is now generic and there are 6 or 7 producers of it. A very potent agent for reducing pressure and has very few systemic side effects. Common ocular side effects include redness of eyes and skin, lash growth, occasional darkening of the iris especially in hazel eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Latanoprost (Overview)

Latanoprost is the first pga that was approved for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. First released as Xalatan (latanoprost) but is now generic and there are 6 or 7 producers of it. A very potent agent for reducing pressure and has very few systemic side effects. Common ocular side effects include redness of eyes and skin, lash growth, occasional darkening of the iris especially in hazel eyes.


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I am 63 and have glaucoma. I use Xalatan generic drops latanoprost. Is it safe to use somnapure as a nightly sleepaid?

Yes: This has a disclaimer to avoid use in glaucoma but that is legal self-protection. It refers to a rarer type of glaucoma called narrow angle which you do not have. Use somnapure if it helps. ...Read more

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What are some bizarre side effects of xalatan (latanoprost)?

Eye color changes: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prostaglandin drug that can change iris color and cause lash growth. This medicine is used to control eye pressure (glaucoma). It can also cause discoloration of the skin around the eye. These changes can be permanent. Good luck! ...Read more

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I was started on latanoprost.0005% drops 4 weeks ago for ocular hypertension in both eyes. How long before i should be seen again?

I was started on latanoprost.0005% drops 4 weeks ago for ocular hypertension in both eyes. How long before i  should be seen again?

Now: When starting a new glaucoma drop, you should be checked in 2-3 weeks to address the efficacy. I have seem major problems with efficacy with this particular generic so it's really important to make sure it is working. Also be sure to refrigerate the drop. ...Read more

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Anyone using latanoprost? Whats it for?

Glaucoma: Latanoprost is an ocular hypotensive medication used to reduce eye pressure. The drug is principally used in order to treat glaucoma but there are some other reasons that it may be used to lower eye pressure. ...Read more

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Can children use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Can children use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Use as directed: Xalantan is an eye medication for glaucoma. Most of the time this would apply to adults only. But there are times when children develop glaucoma and Xalantan has been studied and found effective for this with medication with an excellent safety profile (Journal of Pediatric Opthamology and Strabismus 2009). ...Read more

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Who should not take Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Who should not take Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): "Known hypersensitivity to any component in Xalatan" See: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/medicine/9043 ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: latanoprost?

Prostaglandin Analog: Latanoprost is the first pga that was approved for treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension. First released as Xalatan (latanoprost) but is now generic and there are 6 or 7 producers of it. A very potent agent for reducing pressure and has very few systemic side effects. Common ocular side effects include redness of eyes and skin, lash growth, occasional darkening of the iris especially in hazel eyes. ...Read more

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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Xalatan (Definition)

Xalatan is an anti-fungal agent which is a kind ...Read more