Xalatan (latanoprost) question - do I have to keep the eye drops at room temperature?

No. Latanoprost, the generic name for xalatan, must be refrigerated to avoid breakdown of the molecule. Xalatan, but not generic latanoprost, can be left at room temperature for up to a month. There has been a lot of issues with generic latanoprost; so this is a drug that you must insist in getting the name-brand.

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How good are Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops for treating glaucoma?

Very effective. Xalatan (latanoprost) is an excellent glaucoma medication but 'the proof is in the pudding' so you have to go by what happens to your eye pressure with any medication and its side effects. Read more...
Common drop. Xalatan (latanoprost) is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It was the first medication and its class and now comes in generic form. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. . Read more...

My eyes are watery anytime air blows on it, they itch a lot and become red. All these began after I started using the Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops. Is it normal?

No. The watery eyes suggest that your eyes are actually dry. And eye drops with preservatives can worsen dry eye symptoms. Xalatan (latanoprost) is also know to cause redness. If the symptoms began with the use of xalatan, (latanoprost) you should see your ophthalmologist for further evaluation. Read more...

Hello, I am being treated as a glaucoma suspect as I have one symptom, using eye drops : Xalatan (latanoprost) from pfizer. I can see some black shadows now. Advice?

Black shadows. If this in in your vision it is unrelated to the drops. The best thing to do is have your eye doctor evaluate this. Does not sound sight threatening, just annoying! Read more...
Avoid getting on. Skin. If getting skin color change, switch to alternate treatment. Read more...

I used gfs (timolol) in the usa. In 2009, I moved to mumbai. The doctor has tried many eye drops including Xalatan (latanoprost) but iop stays at 19-20.?

Ideal IOP. Eyedrops to lower the pressure depend upon the target pressure. If you are visually stable (no changes in vision and field) at a pressure of 19-20, then you are ok. But if you are losing vision and no more agents are available, you might need laser or operative surgery. Timolol should be available in india. Read more...
That may be ok. Depending on the severity of your glaucoma an eye pressure of 19 or 20 may be acceptable. Read more...

Is there any significance to the sequence in which I take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Any order is fine. Just wait about three minutes between simultaneous drops keeping eyes gently closed and pressing on the inside corner of the eye to the nose bone. Read more...
No. The order does not matter. If all drops are to be taken at the same time of day, make nature you wait a little between drops to ensure they don't rinse each other out. Read more...
Yes. Your treating md will advise you, but a common practice is to use your cosopt™ and alphagan™ twice per day. You should wait at least 5' between eye drop instillation and also apply pressure to the inner corner of your eyelid for one minute. A twice/day regimen is ideally 12 hrs apart. Also, it does not matter the order. Xalatan™ is instilled generally close to bedtime by the same technique. Read more...

My eye doctor won't refrigerate my Xalatan (latanoprost) eyedrops even though it says to on the bottle. Is that safe to do?

Yes. Xalatan (latanoprost) used to recommend refrigeration but it has been reported to be safe at the room temp. Read more...
REFERIGERATE TILL OP. You only have to referigerate till you open the bottle.Once open it can be kept at room temperature. Read more...