Xalatan Eye Drop

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    Xalatan Information

    Xalatan is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Drops. It is primarily used for the treatment of Glaucoma.

    The right dosage of Xalatan depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Individual symptoms and route of administration also determines the right dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

    Common side effects of Xalatan include Eye Burning, Rash, Photophobia. Some other side effects of Xalatan have been listed ahead. Such side effects of Xalatan normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. However, if these continue for a longer time, consult your doctor right away.

    It is also important to note that Xalatan has a Moderate effect for pregnant women and Severe effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Xalatan's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

    Xalatan can cause adverse effects in certain medical conditions. It is strongly recommended to avoid Xalatan in conditions like Herpes Simplex Encephalitis (HSE). The section on Xalatan contraindications lists all such conditions.

    Besides this, Xalatan may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

    In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Xalatan is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



    Xalatan Benefits & Uses

    Xalatan is used to treat the following -

    Other Benefits

    Xalatan Dosage & How to Take

    This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

    Find the right dosage based on disease and age

    Age Group Dosage
    Adult
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 drop
    • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: for course duration follow doctor's advice, given in each affected eye
    Geriatric
    • Disease: Glaucoma
    • Before or After Meal: As advised by a physician
    • Single Maximum Dose: 1 drop
    • Dosage Route: Ophthalmic
    • Frequency: 1 daily
    • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
    • Special Instructions: for course duration follow doctor's advice, given in each affected eye

    Xalatan Related Warnings

    • Is the use of Xalatan safe for pregnant women?


      Pregnant women may experience moderate side effects from Xalatan. It is best to stop taking Xalatan immediately and inform your doctor if you notice any discomfort.

      Moderate
    • Is the use of Xalatan safe during breastfeeding?


      Women who are breastfeeding, may experience serious side effects after taking Xalatan. So it is adviced to consult the doctor before using it.

      Severe
    • What is the effect of Xalatan on the Kidneys?


      Xalatan rarely harms the kidneys.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Xalatan on the Liver?


      Xalatan has very mild side effects on the liver.

      Mild
    • What is the effect of Xalatan on the Heart?


      You can take Xalatan without any fear of damage to the heart.

      Safe


    Severe Interaction of Xalatan with Other Drugs

    Xalatan should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

    Moderate



    Xalatan Contraindications

    If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Xalatan unless your doctor advises you to do so -



    Frequently asked Questions about Xalatan

    • Is this Xalatan habit forming or addictive?


      Xalatan does not cause addiction.

      No
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


      You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Xalatan. So it is best to avoid driving.

      Dangerous
    • Is it safe?


      Yes, but take Xalatan only as per medical advice.

      Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
    • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


      No, Xalatan is not used to treat mental disorders.

      No

    Xalatan Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    • Interaction between Food and Xalatan


      Taking Xalatan with food is safe.

      Safe
    • Interaction between Alcohol and Xalatan


      No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Xalatan with alcohol will be.

      Unknown


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    This medicine data has been created by -

    Vikas Chauhan

    B.Pharma, Pharmacy
    5 Years of Experience


    References

    KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 155

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xalatan® (latanoprost)

    US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Xelpros™ (latanoprost)



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