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How XALATAN Works

How XALATAN Works

How XALATAN lowers eye pressure

The front of your eyes is naturally filled with a watery fluid. Your body is always producing new fluid while the old fluid is draining out. But if your drainage channels don’t work well, the fluid begins to build up.

If this happens, the pressure inside your eyes will rise. You usually cannot feel this pressure, but it can cause damage to the optic nerve and lead to permanent vision loss.

XALATAN® (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) works by increasing the outflow of the fluid inside the eye. This allows excess fluid to drain. In turn, the pressure in your eyes drops.

If you think you have high eye pressure, or need high eye pressure treatment, talk to your doctor about whether XALATAN may be an appropriate option for you.

 
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Indication

XALATAN is for the treatment of high eye pressure/intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Important Safety Information

Like all medicines, XALATAN® (latanoprost ophthalmic solution) can have side effects. These side effects are usually mild and tolerable and may include blurred vision, burning and stinging, eye redness, the feeling of something in the eye, eye itching, increased pigmentation (darkening) of eye color, or irritation of the clear front surface of the eye.

XALATAN may slowly cause darkening of the eye color due to increased brown color, darkening of the eyelid and eyelashes, and increased growth and thickness of eyelashes. Color changes can increase as long as XALATAN is administered, and eye color changes are likely to be permanent.

There have been reports of bacterial keratitis associated with the use of multiple-dose containers of topical ophthalmic products.

The recommended dosage is one drop (1.5 µg) in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. If one dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose as normal.

Patients should always ask their doctors for medical advice about adverse events.

You may report an adverse event related to Pfizer products by calling 1-800-438-1985 (US only). If you prefer, you may contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) directly. The FDA has established a reporting service known as MedWatch where health care professionals and consumers can report serious problems they suspect may be associated with the drugs and medical devices they prescribe, dispense, or use. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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