Latanoprost t is a drug to reduce pressure in the eyeball ( intraocular pressure) due to glaucoma or ocular hypertension . Lowering the pressure in the eye can reduce the risk of nerve damage and permanent blindness.

Latanoprost is a prostaglandin analog. This drug works by increasing the production of fluid in the eye so that the intraocular pressure can be reduced. Latanoprost is available as eye drops and can only be used with a doctor's prescription.

Latanopros t trademarks  Cendo glaopen, Glaoplus, Latipress, Lanosan Plus, Lamofer, Lacoma, Latanoprost, Xalacom, Xalatan

What Is Latanopros t

Group Prescription drugs
Category Prostaglandin analogues
Benefits Lowers the pressure in the eyeball
Consumed by Adults and the elderly
Latanoprost for pregnant and lactating women Category C:  Studies on experimental animals show side effects on the fetus, but there are no controlled studies on pregnant women. Medicines can only be used if the magnitude of the expected benefit exceeds the magnitude of the risk to the fetus.

It is not yet known whether latanoprost can be absorbed into breast milk or not. If you are breastfeeding, do not use this medicine without first consulting your doctor.

Drug form Eye drops

 Warnings before using Latanopros t

Latanoprost should not be used indiscriminately. Here are the things you need to pay attention to before using latanoprost:

  • Do not use latanoprost if you have an allergy to this medicine. Always tell your doctor about any allergies you have.
  • Do not give latanoprost to children under 18 years of age.
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are currently experiencing eye problems, such as uveitis , macular edema, herpes infection of the eye , dry eye, or retinal detachment .
  • Tell your doctor if you have or have recently had an eye injury or undergone eye surgery, including cataract surgery .
  • Tell your doctor if you have ever had or are currently suffering from kidney disease, liver disease, asthma , or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ( COPD ).
  • Do not immediately drive or operate heavy machinery after using latanoprost, because this medicine can cause unstable or temporary blurred vision.
  • Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or planning to become pregnant.
  • Also inform about the use of other types of drugs, including other eye drugs, supplements and herbal products, to anticipate drug interactions.
  • See a doctor immediately if you experience a drug allergic reaction or overdose after using latanoprost.

Dosage and Administration of Latanopros t

The dose of latanoprost to lower intraocular pressure due to glaucoma or ocular hypertension in adult patients is 1 drop in the affected eye, 1 time a day every night.

How to Use Latanopros t Correctly

Always follow the instructions given by the doctor and the rules of use found on the medicine packaging. Latanoprost is used by way of drops into the eyeball.

Before using latanoprost, make sure you have washed your hands thoroughly. Make sure the tip of the latanoprost bottle does not touch eyes, hands, or other surfaces to avoid contamination.

Raise your head and pull the lower eyelids. Look up and slowly instill 1 drop of latanoprost. Close your eyes while looking down for 2–3 minutes. Do not blink or rub your eyes. Gently press the corner of the eye near the nose to prevent the medicine from flowing through the nose.

Close the medicine immediately after use, but do not wash the tip of the medicine bottle. If you are also using eye drops, ointment, or other medicine, give a 5 minute pause after using this medicine.

If you wear contact lenses, remove them first before using latanoprost. Wait at least 15 minutes after using latanoprost before putting your contact lenses back in.

Use latanoprost at the same time each day. If you forget to use latanoprost, immediately use this medicine if it is not close to the next schedule. If it is close, ignore the missed dose and do not double the next dose.

Throw away the medicine after 6 weeks since the medicine seal is opened and do not use it again even if the medicine is still left.

Store latanoprost at room temperature, in a dry place, away from sunlight, and out of the reach of children. Make sure the medicine bottle is tightly closed before storing it.

Interactions of Latanopros t with Other Drugs

The use of latanoprost together with other drugs can cause interaction effects, among others:

  • Increased pressure in the eye (intraocular) if used with other prostaglandin analogue eye drops, such as bimatoprost
  • Decreased effect of latanoprost if used with nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ( NSAIDs ), such as ibuprofen or mefenamic acid

Side Effects and Dangers of Latanopros t

There are several side effects that can occur after using latanoprost, among others:

  • Vision is temporarily blurred
  • Burning, stinging, itching, or redness in the eyes (mild)
  • It feels like there is something in the eye
  • Changes in the color of the eyelids become darker
  • Changes in the number, color, length, or thickness of eyelashes
  • Dry eyes
  • Eyelids feel dirty and uncomfortable
  • Eyes are more sensitive to light

Check yourself with a doctor if the complaints above do not subside. See a doctor immediately if you experience an allergic reaction to the drug or experience any of the more serious side effects below:

  • Sore eyes
  • Eye infection, which can be marked by red, swollen, and discharge eyes
  • Eyelids are red, swollen, and itchy
  • Visual impairment
  • Severe heat and pain after the medicine is instilled

In addition to the side effects that have been mentioned above, long-term use of latanoprost can cause changes in the color of the iris or iris. If you feel a change in the color of your eyes, check with your doctor.

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