Latanoprost belongs to a class of medication called prostaglandin F2-α analogue. It can lower the intraocular pressure by increasing the outflow of aqueous humor. Therefore, it is used to treat glaucoma and ocular hypertension.
Latanoprost is applied to the eyes. Instill 1 drop in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. Do not exceed once-daily dosing.
Lie down or tilt your head back. With your index finger, pull down the lower lid of your eye. Hold the dropper close to your eye with the other hand, and drop 1 drop into your eyes between your lower lid and eyeball. Gently close your eyes. Place your index finger over the inner corner of your eye for 1 minute.
The common side effects of Latanoprost include eye pain, blurred vision, burning and stinging, conjunctival hyperemia, and upper respiratory tract infection.
People who are allergic to Latanoprost, benzalkonium chloride, or any component of the formulation.
Common dosing schedule:
Latanoprost should be applied to the eyes in the evening.
This schedule is for reference only, adjustments may be made according to individual needs.
Some common medications Latanoprost may interact with:
Please notify your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking the above medication, dosage adjustments might be needed.
In Hong Kong, Latanoprost is a prescription only medicine, and requires a prescription from a doctor to be purchased in a pharmacy. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Latanoprost in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.
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