About Latoprost Eye Drop
Latoprost RT 0.005 % Eye Drops is a prostaglandin analog that is used for the treatment of increased fluid pressure inside the eye (intraocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma, a progressive condition that may eventually lead to vision loss. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age.
Uses of Latoprost RT 0.005 % Eye Drops
Latoprost RT 0.005 % Eye Drops use for the treatment of patients suffering from intraocular hypertension to reduce the fluid pressure inside the eyes.
Open angle Glaucoma
Latoprost RT 0.005 % Eye Drops use to reduce the fluid pressure inside the eyes of patients suffering from open-angle glaucoma, a condition characterized by progressive damage to the optic nerve that may lead to vision loss.
Major & minor side effects of Latoprost RT 0.005 % Eye Drops
Redness of the eye
Swelling of eyelids
Darkening of eyelid skin color
Burning and stinging of eye
Inflammation of the iris
How to use Latoprost RT Eye Drop
Latoprost RT Eye Drop 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/ear without touching it.
How useLatoprost RT Eye Drop – Gently squeeze the dropper and place the medicine inside the lower eyelid or ear. Wipe off extra liquid.
How Latoprost RT Eye Drop works
Latoprost RT Eye Drop is a prostaglandin analogue.
Latoprost RT Eye Drop works by increasing the natural flow of fluid from the eye, thereby lowering pressure in the eye.
Instruction for Dosage of Latoprost RT Eye Drop
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Warnings for special population
Latoprost RT Eye Drop is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine.
Latoprost RT Eye Drop is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before using this medicine. Your doctor may prescribe a safer alternative based on your clinical condition. If the medicine is used, monitor the infant closely for any adverse effects.
Bacterial keratitis –
If the ophthalmic solution of this medicine is contaminated by bacteria, it can lead to an infection of the cornea (bacterial keratitis). Patients are advised to take all hygienic precautions to ensure that the medicine is not contaminated.
Contact lens –
Latoprost RT Eye Drop is not recommended for use if you are wearing soft contact lenses in your eyes. The lens should be removed prior to administration of the eye drops and can be reinserted after 15 minutes of administration.
Eyelash changes and Pigmentation –
Use of Latoprost RT Eye Drop may cause some changes in eyelashes such as an increased length, thickness, pigmentation, the number of lashes or hairs, and misdirected growth of eyelashes. This medicine may also change the eye color by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris.
Use in pediatrics –
Latoprost RT Eye Drop is not recommended for use in patients below 18 years of age since the safety and efficacy of use are not clinically established. However, your doctor may prescribe this medicine if the benefits significantly outweigh the risks. In such a case, the patient should be monitored closely for any adverse effects and any unusual symptoms should be reported to the doctor promptly.
Expert advice for Latoprost RT Eye Drop
Latoprost RT 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.
Latoprost RT Eye Drop may cause brown pigmentation of the iris which may be permanent. Your eyelashes may become more dense and eyelid skin may darken.
These changes should disappear after discontinuing Latoprost RT Eye Drop. Store an unopened bottle in a refrigerator (2-8 degree Celsius).
Once opened, the bottle may be stored at room temperature upto 25 degree Celsius for upto 6 weeks. Wait for at least 5-10 minutes before delivering the next medication in the same eye to avoid dilution.