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Xalatan Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Xalatan is used to treats high pressure within the eye. It can also be used alone or with other glaucoma medications.

Xalatan Dosage

  • The usual starting dose is 1 drop in the affected eye once every evening.

Uses of Xalatan

  • It is used to treats high pressure within the eye.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Xalatan

Before taken Xalatan medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Xalatan. Side effects may include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Increased pigmentation of the iris
  • Inflammatory disease of the cornea
  • Stinging
  • Upper respiratory infection

Warnings and precautions before taking Xalatan:

  • Xalatan may make the eyelids darker. It can gradually change the eyelashes and fine body hair, increasing the length, thickness, color, and number of lashes or hairs.
  • If your eye sustains an injury or becomes infected, or you have eye surgery, you may need to start a new bottle of Xalatan. Be sure to check with your doctor.
  • Xalatan may cause blurred vision. Make certain it does not have this effect on you before you attempt to drive.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Xalatan with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Xalatan with eye drops containing thiomersal can cause the formation of solid substances in the eye. To avoid this problem, administer the drops at least 5 minutes apart.


After taken Xalatan if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Xalatan overdose include:

  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Eye irritation

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