What is Latanoprost used for?
Latanoprost is an ophthalmic solution used to treat glaucoma (open-angle type) and other eye diseases such as ocular hypertension. By draining excess fluid from the eye, Latanoprost lowers high pressure inside the eye, which helps prevent blindness. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Latanoprost?
Like other medicines, Latanoprost can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Latanoprost are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.
It is pertinent to note that side effects of Latanoprost cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Latanoprost develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Latanoprost can cause side effects such as burning, stinging, itching, and redness of the eye; blurred vision; lid crusting; and cold symptoms such as stuffy nose, sneezing, and so on. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Latanoprost.
What is the recommended dosage of Latanoprost?
The dosage of Latanoprost prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Wash your hands before using Latanoprost eye drops.
What if you miss a dose of Latanoprost?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Latanoprost medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, apply it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.
What if you overdose on Latanoprost?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Latanoprost, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Latanoprost?
Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Latanoprost, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Latanoprost?
Is it possible for me to apply Latanoprost with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Latanoprost?
What are the possible drug interactions of Latanoprost?
How will Latanoprost work in my body?
How should Latanoprost be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Latanoprost drug interactions and side effects?
The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Latanoprost is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this or any other drug.