What is Xalatan used for?
Xalatan (Latanoprost) ophthalmic solution is prescribed to manage pressure in the eye caused by open angle Glaucoma and ocular hypertension. High pressure in the eye can lead to permanent damage, loss of vision and potentially blindness if left untreated.
Fluids regularly flow in and outside of the eye as part of its regular, healthy process. Some conditions prevent liquids from leaving the eye causing pressure. Latanoprost helps to regulate the flow of liquids and can help to prevent worsening symptoms.
Frequently Asked Questions About Xalatan Eye Drops
Before you begin using Xalatan Cream, and after every refill, carefully read and understand the medication guide provided with the product. When you buy Xalatan online from Your Canada Drug Store, we always send the products in the manufacturer’s packaging. Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions or concerns as proper use will provide the most benefit.
The typical dose of Xalatan is one drop in each affected eye once a day. Contact lenses should be removed before you apply your dose as they may absorb the dose of medication. You should consider other eye drops if you need more than one to manage your symptoms. When taking other drops, wait a minimum of 15 minutes between doses.
Do not touch the dropper during application and ensure that you wash your hands with water and ensure they are dry. Allowing the dropper to touch your eye or other surfaces can also lead to contamination. Replace the dropper in the bottle after your dose. It doesn't require cleaning or sanitation. Store in room temperature, out of reach of children and animals, when not in use.
This may be used to treat different conditions. If you are unsure why you are taking Xalatan contact your doctor to learn what it is treating.
Do not share prescription medication with friends and family if they have the same symptoms. This may not be a relevant treatment and cause adverse reactions when not counselled by their doctor.
Pregnant women should check with their doctor before using Xalatan to make sure it is safe for unborn children.
The drug works the same during the day or night. Doctor’s often recommend you take it at night to enjoy the therapeutic benefits during the day.
Your Canada Drug Store is a trusted pharmacy that has the lowest price on this product. We provide counseling on all orders upon request
There is a higher risk of experiencing side effects should you take more than your recommended dose. If you find that the medication is not working as expected, contact your doctor for counselling.
Xalatan has known side effects. This is not a complete list and includes frequently reported adverse events. If you experience any signs and symptoms of serious side effects when taking Xalatan, talk to your doctor or seek emergency care.
Report side effects to your doctor. If you find them unmanageable call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. We also have a pharmacist that can provide counselling when you buy Xalatan online.
- increased length thickness pigmentation and number of eyelashes
- chest pain or discomfort
- Arm, back, or jaw pain
- chest tightness or heaviness
- red skin lesions, often with a purple center
- burning, dry, or itching eyes
- Decreased vision
- sensitivity of the eye to light
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- joint or muscle pain
- feeling of having something in the eye
- blurred vision, burning or other change in vision
- difficulty breathing
- blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
- fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
- Eye pain or stinging
- painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
- Eyelash discoloration
- Drainage from the eyes
- sore throat
- swelling or redness of the eye and the lining of the eyelid
- sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
- noisy breathing
- Darkening of the eyelid skin color
- discharge, excessive tearing
The following drugs are known to interact with Xalatan. This is not an exhaustive list of all possible drug interactions. It is important to disclose all your current medications (including prescription medications) and dietary supplements, vitamins and herbs with your doctor to prevent allergic reactions or adverse interactions. They may have to determine if the interaction is worth the benefit of using both drugs or if your therapeutic plan needs to be changed.
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DISCLAIMER: The following is a summary of information for those looking to buy Xalatan eye drops and is not complete medical information about this medication. You should always reach out to your doctor if you have any questions or concerns about your health or medical treatments. This information does not guarantee that Xalatan is the right medication for your condition.