- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Xalatan* used for?
Generic for Xalatan* (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 is the recommended dosage of Generic for Xalatan*?
The dosage of Generic for Xalatan* 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 Generic for Xalatan* eye drops.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Xalatan*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to apply Generic for Xalatan* 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 Generic for Xalatan*?
Any medication applied in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Xalatan*, seek medical attention immediately.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Xalatan*?
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 Generic for Xalatan*, 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 side effects of Generic for Xalatan*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Xalatan* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Xalatan* 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 Generic for Xalatan* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Xalatan* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Xalatan* 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 Generic for Xalatan*.
What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Xalatan*?
Is it possible for me to apply Generic for Xalatan* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I apply Generic for Xalatan*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Xalatan*?
How will Generic for Xalatan* work in my body?
How should Generic for Xalatan* be applied?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Xalatan* 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 Generic for Xalatan* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.