Latoprost is an ophthalmic solution which maintains the lower pressure within the eyeball. Latanoprost is an active chemical compound. Latanoprost is a prostaglandin analogue which acts on the aqueous humour liquid and sustain the flow of liquid. The accumulation of this liquid is main cause of the pressure within the eyeball. Prostaglandin is the chemical substances which are present in various part of the body also in the eyes. It increases the drainage of aqueous humour liquid in eye and decreases the pressure within the eyeball and protects the eyes from eye diseases like glaucoma, vision disorder and other related problems. It is also used to treat ocular hypertension.
Indications of Latoprost Eye Drops
Latoprost Eye Drop is used for decrease high pressure in eyeball (glaucoma) and ocular hypertension.
Contraindications of Latoprost Eye Drops
You must avoid this medicine if you have any disease. These diseases are described below;
- Anaphylactic reaction
- Kidney failure
- Pregnant woman
- Hepatic condition
Drug interactions of Latoprost Eye Drops
Drug interactions are the circumstance in which two or more drugs interact to each other and influence the function with each drug. This drug is mainly interacting with Bimatoprost and non steroid anti inflammatory drug like aspirin and ibuprofen.
Storage conditions of Latoprost Eye Drops
This medicine should be stored at 20 to 25̊C or controlled room temperature and protect from heat and moisture. Please do not store any expiry date medicine.
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Latoprost is an ophthalmic solution which is applied to the eye topical. The recommend dose of this medicine is 1 drop in once a day for both patients (adult and pediatric)
Missed dose of Latoprost Eye Drops
If you missed any dose of this medicine then you apply this dose immediately but you near the next dose then you take this medicine as per your schedule and avoid double dose.
Overdose of Latoprost Eye Drops
Overdose of this medicine may be dangerous to your health thus you should avoid overdose of this medicine. In a case of overdose you should be concerned your doctor immediately.
This medicine may show few adverse effects after applying this medicine. These adverse effects are dizziness, mild eye discomfort, headache, abnormal visualization, chest pain, hypersensitive reaction toward light and itching of the eye.
You must follow these precautions which are useful for your health. These precautions are described below;
- Do not apply on the skin if you have any allergic reaction to its active or inactive ingredients.
- This medicine is not recommended to another type of glaucoma disease like narrow angle glaucoma.
- This medicine should avoid with other prostaglandin analogue.
- Before applying this medicine you wear out the lance and wear after wait 15 Minuit.
- Before taking this medicine completely cleans your hands.
- Do not take this medicine if you have an infection in the eye.
- Pregnant woman should take this medicine with caution.
- Carefully applied to the skin. Please don’t touch the eye with tip of the dropper.