Latoprost Eye Drop

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Introduction

Latoprost Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in the eyes in people with glaucoma and ocular hypertension (high pressure in the eye). If the pressure in your eye is too high it can damage your sight, potentially leading to blindness. It works by helping fluid flow from inside the eye into the blood.

Latoprost Eye Drop is suitable for adults and children and can be used by itself or in combination with other eye medicines to reduce pressure. Follow the instructions given by your doctor and use this medicine regularly to get the most benefit. If you stop using it, pressure in the eye could increase and damage your sight. Never use a bottle if the seal is broken before you use it for the first time. If you wear contact lenses, make sure you remove them before instilling and wait for at least 15 minutes before putting them back. 

The most common side effects include eyelashes changes, eye pain and sensitivity to light. It may also cause blurred vision, dryness in the eye, a gradual change in color of the eye, and other rare effects. If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor. Your doctor may be able to tell you ways of reducing or preventing some side effects or suggest another treatment. If your vision is blurred or you have other changes in sight for a time, do not drive until your vision is clear. This is usually a short-term side effect. Do not use this medicine if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant, or if you are breastfeeding.

Uses of Latoprost Ophthalmic Solution

Benefits of Latoprost Ophthalmic Solution

In Glaucoma

Latoprost Eye Drop is a medicine used to reduce pressure in your eyes (ocular hypertension). This pressure can lead to an illness called glaucoma. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. This medicine works by helping the fluid to flow from inside the eye into your bloodstream. It may be used alone or with other eye drops. Do not use it too often as that can make it less effective. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled. This could lead to a loss of sight.

In Ocular hypertension

Latoprost Eye Drop belongs to a group of medicines called prostaglandin analogue. It is used to reduce pressure in your eyes. It increases the flow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream thereby lowering the increased eye pressure. If the pressure in your eye is too high, it can damage your sight. You should only use it in the affected eye and take it regularly as prescribed by your doctor. If you stop taking it, the pressure in your eye will not be controlled.

Side effects of Latoprost Ophthalmic Solution

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Latoprost

  • Eyelash changes
  • Eye pain
  • Increased sensitivity to light
  • Burning sensation in eye
  • Eye itching
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Itching
  • Stinging in the eyes
  • Conjunctival hyperemia

How to use Latoprost Ophthalmic Solution

This medicine is for external use only. Take it in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Hold the dropper close to the eye without touching it. Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid. Wipe off extra liquid.

How Latoprost Ophthalmic Solution works

Latoprost Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue. It works by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor, thereby lowering the increased eye pressure.

Safety advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Latoprost Eye Drop may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Latoprost Eye Drop should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
SAFE
Latoprost Eye Drop does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
No interaction found/established
Liver
No interaction found/established

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Quick tips

  • Latoprost Eye Drop helps lower high pressure in the eye and reduces the risk of vision loss.
  • For best results, put one drop once a day in the evening/night in the affected eye(s).
  • Apply pressure on the corner of the eye (close to the nose) for about 1 minute, immediately after instilling the drop.
  • Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.
  • Latoprost Eye Drop may cause brown pigmentation of the iris. This discoloration may be permanent.
  • Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken. These changes should disappear after discontinuing Latoprost Eye Drop.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Prostaglandin Analogu
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
OPHTHAL
Action Class
PG F2 Alpha analogue

Patient concerns

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Doctor advised for medication for glaucoma suspect only because eye pressure is 22 but all other tests are normal.medicine , 9 pm drops is prescribed. Please advice
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Ocular hypertension can lead to glaucoma eventually. Continue the drops
I have Glacoma problem in my both eyes. What's the permanent solution As per doctors advice I'm use eye drops of Misopot , Latoprost RT Dear Doctor, Above. I attached my Prescription of Glacoma problem in my both eyes. This issue declared by Arivind Eye hospital, Madurai. As per doctors advice I want use this drops in my End of life. Kindly give me permanent solution of this problem Pls do needful
Dr. Vishal Arora
Ophthalmology
Glaucoma needs life long treatment. No other solution. Get your intraocular pressures checked regularly and don't forget to put the drops.
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FAQs

Q. Can I use contact lenses while using Latoprost Eye Drop?

Yes, you can use contact lenses while using Latoprost Eye Drop. However, remove your contact lenses before instilling Latoprost Eye Drop. You can re-insert the lenses 15 minutes after instilling Latoprost Eye Drop. Contact your doctor if eye irritation occurs and persists.

Q. Can Latoprost Eye Drop cause a change in eye color?

Yes, continued use of Latoprost Eye Drop may cause a change in the color of the iris, particularly brown pigmentation. This color change is more common in people who have mixed color eyes (blue-brown, grey-brown, yellow-brown or green-brown). The change may be more noticeable if it is used in only one eye. This change in color is likely to be permanent. Additionally, the eyelashes may also become denser and the color of the eyelids may darken. However, this is usually temporary and reverts to normal once the use of Latoprost Eye Drop is discontinued.

Q. Can I use other eye drops along with Latoprost Eye Drop?

If you have to use other eye drops, wait for at least 5 minutes before using them. You should inform your doctor about any other medicine which you are using since it may interfere with the working of Latoprost Eye Drop.

Q. How long do you keep your eyes shut after using Latoprost Eye Drop?

After using the eye drops you should close your eyes for at least 2-3 minutes so that the medicine does not run off and gets absorbed in the eye.

Q. Do you have to refrigerate Latoprost Eye Drop?

Yes, the unopened bottle needs to be refrigerated at 2° to 8°C (36° to 46°F). However, once the bottle is opened for use, it may be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) for not longer than 6 weeks.

Q. How long does it take for Latoprost Eye Drop to start working?

The pressure in the eyes starts decreasing after about 3-4 hours of using Latoprost Eye Drop and the maximum effect is reached after 8-12 hours.

Q. Can I use Latoprost Eye Drop in the morning?

It is recommended to use Latoprost Eye Drop in the evening for best results. Latoprost Eye Drop, when used in the evening for the first few days, showed significantly effective results in lowering the eye pressure. The effect of this medicine remains for about 24 hours after administration.

Q. When to seek doctor’s advice while using Latoprost Eye Drop?

You should contact your doctor immediately if you develop an eye infection, injury, conjunctivitis, or an eyelid reaction. Along with that, the doctor should be informed if you have undergone any eye surgery earlier. Use Latoprost Eye Drop as prescribed by the doctor.

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: October, 2022

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