Xalatan (Ophthalmic)

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storage of Xalatan

I have accidently place some bottles of unopened Xalatan in the freezer. Can I still use them ?
by lim joo ngee in Singapore, 03/15/2015

Xalatan question

What happens if you a should freeze a bottle of xalatan accidentally. Also will the comany who markets Xalatan provide any help for low income seniors in paying for the drug? thanks for your help with the question.
by Patrick in Klamath Ca., 03/02/2006


How does Xalatan work?  How does it affect the rest of the body?  If it reduces pressure in the eye AND "can" have side effects such as chest pain OR be detrimental to one with liver or kidney disease, then I would like to know how...
by Ben Frizzell Jr in Bristol, TN, 08/16/2007

Time of day to use Xalatan

To Whom It May Concern Is there one time of the day that is better than others to use the Xalatan? They seem to make my eyes water. PLEASE put EYE DROPS in the subject line if you reply. Because of all the viruses, I delete unless I know where the mai...
by Murray Kerzner in USA, 01/24/2006

Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Drug and Prescription Information

Xalatan (Ophthalmic)

Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Medication Classification

LATANOPROST (Into the eye)

Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Brandname


Xalatan (Ophthalmic) is used for the Treatment

Latanoprost (la-TA-noe-prost) Treats glaucoma.

When To Not Use Xalatan (Ophthalmic)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to latanoprost or to benzalkonium chloride.

How Should You Use Xalatan (Ophthalmic)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to. This medicine is not for long-term use.
  • Wash your hands before and after using the medicine. If you wear contact lenses, take them out before putting the drops in your eyes. Wait 15 minutes after you use the eye drops before putting your contacts back in.
  • Shake the eye drops well just before each use.
  • Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye to form a pocket.
  • To use the eye drops: Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand. Drop the correct number of drops into the pocket made between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute. Do not rinse or wipe the dropper or allow it to touch anything, including your eye. Put the cap on the bottle right away.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the drops as soon as possible, unless you don't remember until the next day.
  • If it is the next day when you remember, use the drops only once that day (or as your doctor ordered).
  • Do not put in two doses at the same time.

Proper Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Storage

Store Xalatan (Ophthalmic) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Xalatan (Ophthalmic) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Xalatan (Ophthalmic)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • If your doctor has ordered other eye drops for you to use, do not put the other drops in at the same time as this medicine. Wait at least 5 minutes between using this medicine and any other eye drop.

Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Warnings

  • This medicine may change the color of your eyes to brown. The color change is very slow and you may not notice it for months or years.
  • If you use the drops in just one eye, only the treated eye may change color. The color change may be permanent.
  • Tell your doctor if your eye color begins to change while using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have liver or kidney disease before using this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Tell your doctor if you get an eye infection, have an eye injury, or have eye surgery while being treated with this medicine. You may need to get a new bottle of the eye drops to help prevent an eye infection or to keep an eye infection from getting worse.

Xalatan (Ophthalmic) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Red irritated eyes
  • Red, painful, or swollen eyelids
  • Rash or hives
  • Seeing sparks or flashes of light
  • Chest pain
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Stinging or burning eyes
  • Dry or watery eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Eye sensitivity to light

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