Generic Xalatan 0.005% (Latanoprost)

Generic Xalatan 0.005% (Latanoprost) is a medication used to treat high eye pressure/intraocular pressure (IOP) in people with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

How does it work?

This antiglaucoma drug is able to reduce intraocular pressure. The main active ingredient is bimatoprost, a prostaglandin. It helps to increase the outflow of intraocular fluid through the trabecular nasal mucous canals and other parts of the eye.

The drug starts working in 4 hours and remains active for 24 hours.


This medicine is used to treat:

  • increased intraocular pressure;
  • chronic open-angle glaucoma;
  • glaucoma caused by lens removal.

How to use Xalatan?

These eye drops are intended only for instillation into the conjunctival region of the eye. The recommended dosage is 1 drop once a day, in the evening. Do not increase the dosage. The medicine can be used for a long time.

Patients with a highly pigmented iris should take into account that their pressure reduction will be less effective.


Xalatan is contraindicated for use in the following cases:

  • hypersensitivity (allergy) to this medicine.
  • chronic respiratory diseases;
  • sinus bradycardia, high degree of atrioventricular block;
  • severe and / or congestive heart failure;
  • cardiogenic shock.

With caution: severe peripheral circulatory disorders (in particular, Raynaud’s syndrome).

Side effects

In rare cases, glaucoma eye drops Latanoprost can cause side effects:

  • syncope, cerebral ischemia, myasthenia gravis, dizziness, headache;
  • visual disturbances, changes in refraction, itching, tingling, lacrimation, redness, blepharitis, keratitis, conjunctivitis, photophobia, dry eyes, uveitis, eczema of the eyelids, corneal pigmentation, diplopia, corneal erosion;
  • arrhythmias, edema, heart failure, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest;
  • hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, diabetes, hyperthyroidism;
  • insomnia, depression, nightmares, memory loss;
  • hypotension, stroke, tinnitus, Raynaud’s syndrome;
  • angioedema, allergic urticaria, rash, itching;
  • bronchospasm, shortness of breath, cough, rhinitis;
  • nausea, dyspepsia, diarrhea, dry mouth, abdominal pain, vomiting;
  • sexual dysfunction;
  • asthenia, drowsiness, difficulty urinating;
  • psoriasis, rash;
  • myalgia, arthralgia;
  • corneal calcification.

Can Xalatan interact with other drugs?

These eye drops can interact with:

  • bimatoprost ophthalmic;
  • bimatoprost topical;
  • latanoprostene bunod ophthalmic;
  • tafluprost ophthalmic;
  • travoprost ophthalmic;
  • unoprostone ophthalmic.

Can I overdose on latanoprost?

An overdose of this drug usually does not cause any bad side effects due to its low toxicity.

Overdose treatment is symptomatic.

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