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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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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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: 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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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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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Xalatan (Definition)

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