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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

Dr. Steven Griggs
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Latanoprost (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Please describe the medication: xalatan (latanoprost)?

Please describe the medication: xalatan (latanoprost)?

Glaucoma eye drop: Xalatan (now generic as latanoprost) is a one drop per day glaucoma eye drop in the prostaglandin family. It works to lower intraocular pressure by increasing outflow of fluid from the eye through non-traditional pathways (uveoscleral outflow). Significant side effects are uncommon, and it is generally very well tolerated and effective. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) (anti-glaucoma drug) advised to be used in the evening?

Why is Xalatan (latanoprost) (anti-glaucoma drug) advised to be used in the evening?

Convenience: This useful anti glaucoma drop is commonly presicribed for use at bedtime just for convenience and remembrance with a bottle at the bedside or next to the toothbrush. It could be taken at some other time on a regular basis. Some note that the internal eye pressure is highest in the wee hours of the morning so bedtime use gets a little extra effect at that time. ...Read more

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How come Xalatan (latanoprost), the antiglaucoma drug advised to be used in the evening?

How come Xalatan (latanoprost), the antiglaucoma drug advised to be used in the evening?

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" ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Anyone using latanoprost? What's it for?

Anyone using latanoprost? What's 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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Should I take Xalatan (latanoprost) in the evening or at bedtime?

Either is fine: Using the medicine is more important than when it is used. Xalatan (latanoprost) can cause transient redness which subsides quickly ; thus seems better tolerated ; bed. ...Read more

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Why does Xalatan (latanoprost) have to be stored at room temperature?

Why does Xalatan (latanoprost) have to be stored at room temperature?

Storage: Storage: Protect from light. Store unopened bottle (s) under refrigeration at 2° to 8°C (36° to
46°F). Once a bottle is opened for use, it may be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F)
for 6 weeks. ...Read more

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I am 31 years old. Is this too young to be put on xalatan, (latanoprost) what to do?

I am 31 years old. Is this too young to be put on xalatan, (latanoprost) what to do?

Age not a factor: The examination details that lead to the decision to place you on xalatan (latanoprost) are more important. If you have the information from your last eye exam, repost the question or initiate a private chat. Www. Healthtap. Com/dr-Hussain. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there generic for Xalatan (latanoprost) and does it have the same ingreidents in it because Xalatan (latanoprost) cost 100 dollars?

Is there generic for Xalatan (latanoprost) and does it have the same ingreidents in it because Xalatan (latanoprost) cost 100 dollars?

Yed there is: Latanoprost is the generic name for xalatan, (latanoprost) however it may still be about the same price at the pharmacy
your ophthalmologist may have coupons on some brand name alternative medications that will be less expensive. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): See: http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/xalatan-side-effects. Html

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

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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How effective is latanoprost (Xalatan) for treating glaucoma?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is beneficial in the treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some bizarre side effects of the eyedrop medicine, xalatan (latanoprost)?

I was wondering what are some bizarre side effects of the eyedrop medicine, xalatan (latanoprost)?

Side effects: Odd side effects may include possible darkening of iris color, longer eyelashes, or dark circles around eyes.
That is true for all prostaglandin drugs used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some bizarre side effects of the eyedrop medicine, xalatan (latanoprost)?

Could you tell me what are some bizarre side effects of the eyedrop medicine, xalatan (latanoprost)?

Bizarre?: I don't know about bizarre, but medicines like Xalatan (prostaglandin analogues) can cause thickening and lengthening of eyelashes, as well as darkening of the eyelid skin and iris. Latisse (bimatoprost) (a topical prostaglandin analogue) was developed because of the eyelash growth seen with the eyedrops! ...Read more

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Does latanoprost cause an allergic reaction?

Does latanoprost cause an allergic reaction?

It can: It's possible to allergic to any medication. If you think you are having an allergic reaction, see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Can pregnant women use Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is FDA Pregnancy Category C (Risk cannot be ruled out) ...Read more

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Do you need a prescription for Xalatan (latanoprost)?

Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is a prescription medication.

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Is there a way to get Xalatan (latanoprost) without a prescription?

Is there a way to get Xalatan (latanoprost) without a prescription?

Not likely: As with all prescription medications in the United States, Xalatan (latanoprost) is regulated to be sold only on the direction of a physician. Although Xalatan (latanoprost) has a very low side effect risk, it should only be used under the supervision of your eye doctor. Having a prescription ensures that the doctor is giving you the best treatment that you should be having. ...Read more

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I do not have glaucoma. Can I take Xalatan (latanoprost) prophylactically?

I do not have glaucoma. Can I take Xalatan (latanoprost) prophylactically?

Are you a glaucoma: Suspect? Do you have a strong family history or other risk factors that make glaucoma more likely? If any of these questions are yes, then possibly taking eye medication to be extra cautious and allow for peace of mind can be considered reasonable. However, if this is not the case, and your optic nerve is quite healthy, I would recommend close observation to monitor for change. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me about being put on Xalatan (latanoprost) for simply being a glaucoma suspect?

Unusual: In the old days, this was done commonly. Today because the advanced technology available to detect and monitor eye damage, there is almost no reason to treat those who do not have documented damage. Get another opinion. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Latanoprost allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Latanoprost allergy?

Allergy: Latanoprost is a drop used to treat glaucoma. Anyone can be potentially allergic to it. It can exhibit a number of signs such as burning, stinging, redness, swelling and pain. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about using latanoprost with homogenous brown eyes?

Can you tell me about using latanoprost with homogenous brown eyes?

Should be fine: If your eyes are already brown, they may get to be a darker brown. More important is how big a decrease did you have in your eye pressure? ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Xalatan (Definition)

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