About Xalatan

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About Xalatan

The action of the medicine

The main active substance of the drug is latanoprost. It is an analog of prostaglandin, a hormone-like substance contained in the tissues of a living organism. Prostaglandins are synthesized in the cartilaginous tissue, in the vessels, in the muscles. They participate in the metabolism, and above all, in the regulation of blood pressure.

Latanoprost easily penetrates through the cornea, where hydrolysis occurs. As a result of complex chemical reactions, an active acid is formed, which has a medicinal effect.

Further, the main component of Xalatan affects the intraocular pressure, contributing to the correct distribution of the intraocular fluid. The reason for increasing eye pressure is an excessive amount of moisture in some places and a disadvantage in others. Using Xalatan, the patient achieves a uniform “pouring” of the liquid, while not reducing its number.


Intraocular pressure is the main cause of the appearance of a formidable disease, glaucoma. Therefore, patients suffering from glaucoma become the primary consumers of drops of Xalatan.

It is important to make a distinction between those who have an open-ended disease and a closed-angle disease. In the first case, drops help well. In the second the drug is either not prescribed at all, or with great care, because with this disease the primary task is to achieve a reduction in moisture production. Otherwise, it is collected in one corner and can cause the pressure to rise to critical numbers.

Drops, getting inside (they penetrate through the cornea), reduce the intraocular pressure due to the outflow of moisture.


Drops should be instilled once a day (not more often). An increase in the frequency of instillation not only does not enhance the curative effect but can have directly opposite consequences: intraocular pressure will increase. Therefore, strictly follow the doctor’s instructions and carefully read the instructions!

That the medicine has acquired better after instillation, cover the eye and for a few seconds lightly squeeze the lacrimal sac.

The maximum effect is achieved 8-10 hours after the administration of the drug. And begins Xalatan to act 3 hours after the drops hit the eye.

Do not hold the vial for more than 4 weeks. It is desirable to store it in the refrigerator.

Potential Xalatan side effects may include:

Xalatan used to treat the following diseases:



  1. James M. Sandoval says:
    5.0 rating

    Xalatan for Iop increase

    because of the use of the above mentioned drugs, it has come to my improvement. I had an internal pressure of 26.before taking the drops now he is 17. unchanged. mfg uli

    Side effects: No side effects
  2. Susie P. Dorsey says:
    3.0 rating

    Drug has not changed yet!

    Side effects: No side effects
  3. Jose G. Eaton says:
    3.0 rating

    Xalatan for Glaucoma

    severe reddening of the eyes, after a few weeks uveitis, blurred vision, sudden, massive appearance of flying mosquitoes, eyesight greatly impaired, doctor detects vitreous detachment and retinal edema, the retinal edema gradually regressed after the drops had settled, the vitreous opacities remained.

    Side effects: Blurred vision
  4. Barbara R. Hinson says:
    2.5 rating

    Xalatan for Iop increase

    mild to moderate burning and itching, often foreign body sensation in the eye, strong eyelash growth, yellowish discoloration of the dermis, vitreous opacity, vitreous detachment, severe vitreous shrinkage, resulting in retinal tear, corneal erosion. Low impact, pressure dropped from 25 to 23.

    Side effects: Blurred vision; Eye pain
  5. Wendy E. Ford says:
    3.0 rating

    Xalatan for Glaucoma

    Severe redness of the eyes, foreign body sensation, eye pain, blurred and distorted vision, gradually increasing stomach pain after 3 weeks, diarrhea, nausea, stomach colic, dizziness. After discontinuation of the drug, all symptoms disappeared except for the blurred and distorted vision. This resulted from corneal erosion and macular edema. Both are not reflected, so that a considerable Sehminderung remains. This drug should be banned!

  6. Mary B. Holland says:
    3.5 rating

    Xalatan for Glaucoma

    3 hours after the very first drop extreme redness, thick red veins in the white of the eyeball to see, burning pain, foreign body sensation. After 10 hours of severe pressure pain in both eyes, the burning became worse, the eyelids swelled up, blurred vision On the second day, the pressure pain became unbearable, as if through a wavy frosted glass. Ophthalmologist diagnosed corneal destruction and retinal detachment. Drug was discontinued, the damage was irreversible, since then instead of 100% only 2% vision. Lawsuit against doctor and manufacturer runs.