Xalatan Eye Drops, 2.5ml

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  • Open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension treatment
  • Active Ingredient: Latanoprost
  • Prescription Required
  • Vet Prescription Accepted

  • Open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension treatment
  • Active Ingredient: Latanoprost

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  • Open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension treatment
  • Active Ingredient: Latanoprost

Xalatan Eye Drops, 2.5ml

Xalatan Eye Drops contains active ingredient, Latanoprost, is used for the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension.

Xalatan eye drops is also used in the reduction of elevated intraocular pressure in children with elevated intraocular pressure and paediatric glaucoma.

Xalatan eye drops can also be in Cats and dogs.

Xalatan belongs to a group of medicines known as prostaglandin analogues. It works by increasing the natural outflow of fluid from inside the eye into the bloodstream.

What is Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is a common eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged.

It’s usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye, which increases pressure inside the eye.

Glaucoma can lead to loss of vision if it’s not diagnosed and treated early.

It can affect people of all ages, but is most common in adults in their 70s and 80s.

Glaucoma does not usually cause any symptoms to begin with.

It tends to develop slowly over many years and affects the edges of your vision (peripheral vision) first.

For this reason, many people do not realise they have glaucoma, and it’s often only picked up during a routine eye test.

If you do notice any symptoms, they might include blurred vision, or seeing rainbow-coloured circles around bright lights.

Both eyes are usually affected, although it may be worse in 1 eye.

Very occasionally, glaucoma can develop suddenly and cause:

  • intense eye pain
  • nausea and vomiting
  • red eye
  • headache
  • tenderness around the eyes
  • seeing rings around lights
  • blurred vision

Visit an opticians or a GP if you have any concerns about your vision.

If you have glaucoma, early diagnosis and treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.

Without treatment, glaucoma can eventually lead to blindness.

If you develop symptoms of glaucoma suddenly, go to your nearest eye casualty unit or A&E as soon as possible.

This is a medical emergency that may require immediate treatment.

There are several different types of glaucoma.

The most common is called primary open angle glaucoma. This tends to develop slowly over many years.

It’s caused by the drainage channels in the eye becoming gradually clogged over time.

Other types of glaucoma include:

  • acute angle closure glaucoma – an uncommon type caused by the drainage in the eye becoming suddenly blocked, which can raise the pressure inside the eye very quickly
  • secondary glaucoma – caused by an underlying eye condition, such as inflammation of the eye (uveitis)
  • childhood glaucoma (congenital glaucoma) – a rare type that occurs in very young children, caused by an abnormality of the eye

Glaucoma can occur for a number of reasons.

Most cases are caused by a build-up of pressure in the eye when fluid is unable to drain properly.

This increase in pressure then damages the nerve that connects the eye to the brain (optic nerve).

It’s often unclear why this happens, although certain things can increase the risk, including:

  • your age – glaucoma becomes more common as you get older
  • your ethnicity – people of African, Caribbean or Asian origin are at a higher risk
  • your family history – you’re more likely to develop glaucoma if you have a parent or sibling with the condition
  • other medical conditions – such as short-sightednesslong-sightedness and diabetes

It’s not clear whether you can do anything to prevent glaucoma, but having regular eye tests should pick it up as early as possible.

TESTS FOR GLAUCOMA

Glaucoma can usually be detected during a routine eye test at an opticians, often before it causes any noticeable symptoms.

The tests are carried out in the opticians by an optometrist.

You should have a routine eye test at least every 2 years.

Find out if you’re eligible for free NHS eye tests

Several quick and painless tests can be carried out to check for glaucoma, including vision tests and measurements of the pressure inside your eye.

If tests suggest you have glaucoma, you should be referred to a specialist eye doctor (ophthalmologist) to discuss treatment.

Find out how glaucoma is diagnosed

It’s not possible to reverse any loss of vision that occurred before glaucoma was diagnosed, but treatment can help stop your vision getting worse.

The treatment recommended for you will depend on the type of glaucoma you have, but the options are:

  • eyedrops – to reduce the pressure in your eyes
  • laser treatment – to open up the blocked drainage tubes or reduce the production of fluid in your eyes
  • surgery – to improve the drainage of fluid

You’ll also probably need regular appointments to monitor your condition and check the treatment is working.

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Price of  Xalatan Eye Drops in UK

Where to buy Xalatan Eye Drops

Xalatan Eye Drops is available to buy with a prescription  at Dock Pharmacy Essex UK, UK Online Pharmacy.

Patient Information Leaflet

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Brand

Xalatan

How To Use

How To Use Xalatan eye drops

The recommended dosage for xalatan eye drops is one eye drop in the affected eye(s) once daily.

For Optimal effect is obtained if Xalatan is administered in the evening.

If you use Xalatan with other eye drops
Wait at least 5 minutes between using Xalatan and taking other eye drops
If you use more Xalatan than you should
If you put too many drops into the eye, it may lead to some minor irritation in the eye and the eyes may water and turn red. This should pass, but if you are worried contact your doctor or the doctor treating your child for advice.
Contact your doctor as soon as possible if you or your child swallows Xalatan accidentally.
If you forget to use Xalatan
Carry on with the usual dosage at the usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you have forgotten. If you are unsure about anything talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
If you stop using Xalatan
You should speak to your doctor or the doctor treating your child if you want to stop taking Xalatan.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

 

 

Delivery Options

Delivery options

All deliveries are subject to the availability of the product and product sale conditions been met.

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UK Delivery

Standard Delivery within the UK £3.50 Delivery time 3-4 days
First Class Delivery within the UK £5.90 Delivery time 1-2 days
Priority Delivery within the UK £7.10. Next day delivery by 1pm. Order must be placed by 1pm. Priority delivery is only available Monday to Thursday.

Europe Delivery

Standard Delivery within EEC from £12.50 Delivery time up to 5 days depending on the local delivery service within your country.
Expedited Delivery within EEC £39.50 Delivery time 2 days. Delivery by DHL, UPS or TNT.

Rest of the World

Standard Delivery Rest of the World from £16.10 Delivery Time 10 – 15 Days
Expedited Delivery Rest of the World £55.09 Delivery 5 days. Delivery service by DHL, TNT or UPS

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Product Details

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Special warnings and precautions for use

Xalatan may gradually change eye colour by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris. Before treatment is instituted, patients should be informed of the possibility of a permanent change in eye colour. Unilateral treatment can result in permanent heterochromia.

Pregnancy

The safety of this medicinal product for use in human pregnancy has not been established. It has potential hazardous pharmacological effects with respect to the course of pregnancy, to the unborn or the neonate. Therefore, Xalatan should not be used during pregnancy.

Breast-feeding

Latanoprost and its metabolites may pass into breast milk and Xalatan should therefore not be used in breast-feeding women or breast feeding should be stopped.

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. How to store Xalatan
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and bottle. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Store the unopened bottle at room temperature (Do not store above 25°C), protected from light.
After opening the bottle store it at room temperature (Do not store above 25°C) and use within 4 weeks of opening. When you are not using Xalatan, keep the bottle in the outer carton, in order to protect it from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

 

Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The following are known side effects of using Xalatan:
Very common (may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
• A gradual change in your eye colour by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the coloured part of the eye known as the iris. If you have mixed-colour eyes (blue-brown, grey-brown, yellow-brown or green-brown) you are more likely to see this change than if you have eyes of one colour (blue, grey, green or brown eyes). Any changes in your eye colour may take years to develop although it is normally seen within 8 months of treatment. The colour change may be
permanent and may be more noticeable if you use Xalatan in only one eye. There appears to be
no problems associated with the change in eye colour. The eye colour change does not continue
after Xalatan treatment is stopped.
• Redness of the eye.
• Eye irritation (a feeling of burning, grittiness, itching, stinging or the sensation of a foreign body
in the eye). If you experience eye irritation severe enough to make your eyes water excessively, or make you consider stopping this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse promptly
(within a week). You may need your treatment to be reviewed to ensure you keep receiving appropriate treatment for your condition.
• A gradual change to eyelashes of the treated eye and the fine hairs around the treated eye, seen
mostly in people of Japanese origin. These changes involve an increase of the colour (darkening),
length, thickness and number of your eye lashes.

Common (may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
• Irritation or disruption to the surface of the eye, eyelid inflammation (blepharitis), eye pain, light
sensitivity (photophobia), conjunctivitis.
Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
• Eyelid swelling, dryness of the eye, inflammation or irritation of the surface of the eye (keratitis),
blurred vision, inflammation of the coloured part of the eye (uveitis), swelling of the retina
(macular oedema).
• Skin rash.
• Chest pain (angina), awareness of heart rhythm (palpitations).
• Asthma, shortness of breath (dyspnoea).
• Chest pain.
• Headache, dizziness.
• Muscle pain, joint pain.
Rare (may affect up to 1 in 1000 people):
• Inflammation of the iris (iritis), symptoms of swelling or scratching/damage to the surface of the
eye, swelling around the eye (periorbital oedema), misdirected eyelashes or an extra row of
eyelashes, scarring of the surface of the eye, fluid filled area within the coloured part of the eye
(iris cyst).
• Skin reactions on the eyelids, darkening of the skin of the eyelids.
• Worsening of asthma.
• Severe itching of the skin.
• Developing a viral infection of the eye caused by the herpes simplex virus (HSV).
Very rare (may affect up to 1 in 10,000 people):
• Worsening of angina in patients who also have heart disease, sunken eye appearance (eye sulcus deepening).

How to store Xalatan
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton and bottle. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.
Store the unopened bottle at room temperature (Do not store above 25°C), protected from light.
After opening the bottle store it at room temperature (Do not store above 25°C) and use within 4
weeks of opening. When you are not using Xalatan, keep the bottle in the outer carton, in order to protect it from light.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Ingredients

What Xalatan contains
The active substance is 50 micrograms/mL latanoprost.

The other ingredients are: benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate (E339i) and disodium phosphate anhydrous (E339ii) dissolved in water for injections.

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