What is this drug used for?
• It is used to treat glaucoma.
• It is used to lower high eye pressure.
Frequently reported side effects of this drug
• Blurred vision
• Eyelash changes
• Foreign body sensation in eye
Other side effects of this drug: Talk with your doctor right away if you have any of these signs of:
• Vision changes
• Eye pain
• Severe eye irritation
• Eye discharge
• Eye discoloration
• Signs of a significant reaction like wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Talk to your doctor if you have questions.
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Medication Safety Issues
Latanoprost may be confused with Lantus
Xalatan may be confused with Lantus, Travatan, Xalacom, Zarontin
Emulsion: Store at 2°C to 25°C (36°F to 77°F). Protect from light. May be maintained at temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) for up to 8 days during shipment.
Solution: Store intact bottles under refrigeration at 2°C to 8°C (36°F to 46°F). Protect from light. Once opened, the container may be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) for 6 weeks.
Central nervous system: Foreign body sensation of eye
Dermatologic: Allergic skin reaction (including eyelid), erythema of eyelid, hyperpigmentation of eyelashes, skin rash
Neuromuscular & skeletal: Arthralgia, back pain, myalgia
Ophthalmic: Blurred vision, burning sensation of eyes, conjunctival edema, conjunctival hyperemia, crusting of eyelid, decreased visual acuity, dry eye syndrome, eye discharge, eyelid edema, eyelid pain, eye pain, eye pruritus, increased eyelash length, increased eyelash thickness, lacrimation, iris hyperpigmentation, ocular hyperemia, photophobia, punctate keratitis, stinging of eyes
Respiratory: Nasopharyngitis, upper respiratory tract infection
Rare but important or life-threatening: Angina pectoris, asthma, bacterial keratitis, chest pain, conjunctivitis (including pseudopemphigoid of the ocular conjunctiva), corneal edema, corneal erosion, dizziness, dyspnea, exacerbation of asthma, eye disease (periorbital and lid changes resulting in deepening of the eyelid sulcus), headache, herpes simplex keratitis, hyperpigmentation of eyelids, increased growth in number of eyelashes, iris cyst, iritis, keratitis, macular edema (including cystoid macular edema), misdirected growth of eyelashes (including trichiasis), palpitations, pruritus, toxic epidermal necrolysis, unstable angina pectoris, uveitis