This medication is prostaglandin analog, prescribed for open angle glaucoma and increased eye pressure, which can lead to a gradual loss of vision. It binds to a specific receptor for prostaglandin, increases the flow of aqueous humor out of the eye, thereby reducing the pressure within the eye and reducing the risk of nerve damage and blindness.
Known hypersensitivity to latanoprost, benzalkonium chloride or any other ingredients in this product.
Ophthalmic- Instill 1 drop (1.5 mcg) in affected eye(s) once daily in the evening.
It comes as a solution to instill in the affected eyes, as directed by your physician.
• Do not use within 5 min of thiomersal-containing preparations.
• Caution needed for patients with history of aphakia (absence of lens of the eye) or pseudophakia with torn posterior lens cap or anterior chamber lenses, risk factors for cystoid macular oedema, brittle or severe asthma, history of intraocular inflammation, neovascular, angle-closure or congenital glaucoma, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• It may cause blurred vision, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
• Skin: Rash/allergic skin reaction.
• Eye: Latanoprost may affect the eyelids causing redness, swelling, pain, crusting or darkening, eyelashes causing change in hair and misdirecting eyelashes. Besides, it may also cause eye inflammation, damage to the cornea, iris and retina. The medication may cause symptoms like blurring of vision, increased dryness, redness, pain, foreign body sensation and itching.
• Respiratory: Upper respiratory tract infection, cold, flu, asthma/exacerbation of asthma, difficulty in breathing.
• Miscellaneous: Muscle/joint/back pain.
If using other topical ophthalmic drugs, separate each medication by at least 5 min.
Avoid excess dosage.
Ophthalmic: Store unopened at 2-8°C and at <25°C for up to 6 week after opening. Store it in an airtight container and keep away from children.
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