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Latanoprost

Information About Latanoprost

Uses of Latanoprost

Latanoprost is commonly used to treat Glaucoma, Ocular Hypertension

How Latanoprost Works

Latanoprost which has a similar structure to prostaglandin works by reducing the intra-ocular pressure by allowing more outflow of aqueous humour.

Side Effects of Latanoprost

Thickening and lengthening of the eyelashes, Eye irritation, Eyelid swelling, Blurred vision, Headache, Dizziness, Eye pain

Information Updated on : Tue Jun 01 2021 05:05:03 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Latanoprost Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

There is no clear contraindication on the consumption of alcohol when taking Latanoprost.

Pregnancy Not Safe

Latanoprost has very limited data on human pregnancy and thus it is recommended to be used with the lowest effective dose during pregnancy to avoid systemic exposure towards the developing fetus.

Lactation Limited Data

It is not known whether Latanoprost is excreted in human breast milk or not. It may be used with caution with the lowest effective dose.

Driving Not advisable

It is not advisable to drive when under Latanoprost treatment due to its potential side effects such as headache, dizziness other eye problems which can affect the ability to concentrate and drive.

Kidney Safe If Prescribed

Although most of its metabolites is excreted via urine, there is no dosage adjustment needed in patients with renal impairment due to its negligible systemic exposure.

Liver Limited Data

No dosage adjustment is needed in patients with hepatic impairment although it is being metabolised by the liver due to its negligible systemic exposure.

Frequently Asked Questions on Latanoprost

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