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Latanoprost (Xalatan)

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Latanoprost (Xalatan)
Latanoprost (Xalatan)

Xalatan is an eye drop that helps to reduce the pressure inside the eye and its use should only be recommended by the ophthalmologist, the main substance of the remedy being latanoprost.

This medication can be found in pharmacies under the name of Drenatan and is used in the treatment of open-angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension that affect vision, and can be used in babies, children or adults.


Xalatan costs between 100 and 140 reais.


The use of xalatan is indicated for situations in which intraocular hypertension occurs, such as in the case of glaucoma.

Usage Mode

The medication is used through the application of drops in the eye, and in most cases the ophthalmologist indicates 1 drop in a single daily dose, at dusk.Before applying the drop you should wash your hands and after application you should wait 1 minute with your eye closed and, in case you have to apply more drops of another medicine, you should wait 5 minutes.

Side Effects

The main side effects of the medication include change in eye color, itching, burning and stinging in the eyes, foreign body sensation in the eyes, blurred vision and redness in the eyes.


The use of xalatan drops is contraindicated in risk C pregnancy, breastfeeding, while wearing contact lenses and intraocular inflammation.

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