Latanoprost (brand name – Xalatan) is an effective eye medication. It is capable of treating two eye conditions- glaucoma and ocular hypertension. This medication treats the problem of increased pressure inside eyes. Eyes feel pressure due to fluid and this further leads to vision loss, pain in eyes and other such problems.
Latanoprost is efficient in treating this condition. It gives relief to eyes by draining fluid form the eyes by increasing the flow of natural fluid.
Dosage of Latanoprost
Latanoprost (Xalatan) is a prescription drug. This medication should not be used without consulting a healthcare professional. Latanoprost is a prescription medication hence it should be used only on prescription. Any alteration to the prescription without any medical advice, is not recommended.
Latanoprost has only one standard recommended dose, which can be used regardless of your age and weight. Over dosage and under dosage of drug, without consulting your physician may cause some ill effects.
Latanoprost is useful for the treatment of glaucoma or high eye pressure (ocular hypertension). Just one drop of Latanoprost into the affected eye(s) once in a day is enough for it to work for 24 hours. To make the medication work properly, it is essential to take it as prescribed. If you think you are unsure about the dosage, then please talk to your doctor.
Side Effects of Latanoprost
All medications have some major or minor side effects and Latanoprost (Xalatan) eye drop is not an exception. The commonly observed side effects of Latanoprost are, blurred vision, change in the growth of eye lashes, burning sensation in eyes, dryness, itching, continuous watery eyes, etc.
Do not take any medical treatment for these side effects. They are harmless by nature and stop occurring once body becomes adapted to the drug.
In some cases you may observe some severe side effects of Latanoprost, such as allergic reactions- itching, swelling of mouth/face/tongue, difficulty in breathing, chest pain, loss in vision or sudden darkening or color blindness, etc. Immediately consult with your doctor if you experience any such serious side effects.