The generic version of Xalatan is Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution. This medicine helps by lowering ocular pressure. It works by causing the amount of fluid draining from the eyes to increase. It is useful in the treatment of glaucoma and high ocular pressure.
Who is Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml for?
Why use Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml?
Many types of glaucoma and ocular hypertension can be treated with Latanoprost.
How does Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml work?
Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005 percent acts to relieve pressure within the eye by increasing the volume of fluid flowing from the animal's eyes.
Bausch & Lomb, Akorn or other generic brand
travoprost 0.04 mg/mL
How is Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml sold?
What are the side effects of Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml?
Stinging of the eye(s) just after use Local irritation and redness in the eye tissue Constricted or small pupils Iris color changes (to dark brown) If your pet experiences a reaction and it doesn't resolve on its own, or if you notice any symptoms of another response, notify a veterinarian.
What special precautions are there?
When giving this drug to the animal, keep an eye out for severe or long-term side effects. Your veterinarian may also want to keep an eye on the pet to make sure the medicine is working as it should. Never give this medicine to an animal that has a known allergy to it. Administer with caution to pets that have a pyelo duodenal blockage (an obstruction between the small intestine and the stomach), angle-closure glaucoma, severe heart failure, bladder neck obstruction, or an enlarged prostate (prostatic hypertrophy). Apply with caution to animals that are nursing or pregnant. When using meclizine with an anticholinergic or a central nervous system depressant, proceed with caution. Before using any additional drugs, supplements, vitamins, or herbal remedies on your pet, consult with your veterinarian.
If overdose occurs, please contact your local pet hospital or emergency pet clinic immediately.
How can I store Latanoprost Ophthalmic Solution 0.005% 2.5 ml?
Keep at room temperature between 68-77° F
Follow guidelines as prescribed by a veterinarian
Ingredients: polyoxyl 40 hydrogenated castor oil, tromethamine, boric acid, mannitol, edetate disodium, sodium hydroxide and/or hydrochloric acid (to adjust pH) and purified water.