XALATAN Kolir 2.5 ml
XALATAN Kolir 2.5 ml
WHAT IS YOUR MEDICINE?
The name of your medicine is XALATAN (KSALATAN) 0.005% eye drops solution. The solution is intended for ocular use.
Each vial contains 2.5 ml solution with the following ingredients:
Active substance: Latanoprost (latanoprost) 50 (mg / ml (0.005% weight / volume).
Benzalkonium chloride, sodium chloride, sodium dihydrogen phosphate monohydrate, disodium phosphate anhydrous and water for injection.
What type of drug is and how it works?
The active substance in XALATAN belongs to a group of medications known as prostaglandins. XALATAN reduces intraocular pressure by increasing the natural outflow of fluid from the eye to the bloodstream.
What does your medicine?
XALATAN is used to treat a type of glaucoma called open angle glaucoma, a condition known as ocular hypertension. Both conditions are associated with increased pressure in the eye and can eventually affect your eyesight.
BEFORE YOU USE YOUR MEDICINE SHOULD TELL YOUR DOCTOR IF:
You are allergic to any ingredient of XALATAN. They are listed at the beginning of this leaflet.
wear any type of contact lenses.
suffer from severe asthma and if your asthma is not well controlled.
using any other eye drops or taking other medicines.
You are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
you or had an eye surgery.
HOW TO USE YOUR MEDICINE?
Should be placed one drop daily XALATAN affected eye (s). The best time is at night. If you use other eye drops, you must wait at least five minutes before placing them.
This is the usual dose recommended for adults, including the elderly. XALATAN not usually used in children.
Follow the instructions below to use the correct XALATAN:
Wash your hands and sit or stand comfortably.
Twist off the cap.
Remove the inner cap.
Gently pull down the lower lid with a finger in the eye.
Place the tip of the bottle close to the eye, but not on it.
Squeeze the bottle gently so that your eye, only one drop. Then release the lower eyelid.
Close your eyes and press a finger eye corner by the nose. Hold for 1 minute.
Repeat this for your other eye if your doctor has instructed to do so.
Put the cap on the vial inside.
How long should you use your medicine?
XALATAN should be used until your doctor tells you to stop.
What should you do if you forgot to put your eye drops?
If you forgot to put eye drops in normal time, wait until placing the next dose. Do not use extra drop compensation that you missed.
WHAT TO DO IF is attached too much medicine?
Hold the bottle gently to apply one drop to the affected eye. If you put more drops, you may feel a slight eye irritation. Call your doctor if accidentally swallowed XALATAN.
WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN USING YOUR MEDICINE?
XALATAN may gradually change eye color, and it may become permanent. Iris may become brown and appear darker.
It can also cause discoloration, increase, thicker and longer your lashes. Sometimes eyelashes can grow in the wrong direction.
Tell your doctor if these eyelashes irritating.
Very few people have noticed that their eyelids or skin around the eyes
appear darker after using KSALATAN awhile. These changes may be more noticeable if you are only treating one eye.
You may be feeling as if something is in the eye (s). Your eyelids may appear swollen, swollen or inflamed them feel.
As with other eye drops if your vision is blurred after first placing drops wait until this effect before driving or operating machinery.
Some people have noticed changes in vision not only immediately after administering the drops. These changes have read and see fine detail can be difficult. Furthermore, your vision may become blurred and your eyes become red and sensitive / painful. Although it is unlikely to happen if this happens stop using the drops and contact your doctor immediately.
Few patients experienced shortness of breath, wheezing and had a feeling of tightness in the chest. If after starting treatment with XALATAN are concerned about any change in breathing, tell your doctor as soon as possible. - Several people have been using XALATAN rash.
Tell your doctor (or pharmacist) if you notice any other side effects.
How to store your medicine?
Before opening the package, XALATAN must be stored in a refrigerator at 2 ° C and 8 ° C, protected from light.
After opening the bottle, it is not necessary to store it in the refrigerator. XALATAN can be stored at room temperature (below 25 ° C). XALATAN can be used within 4 weeks after opening.
Do not use the medicine after the expiry date stated on the pack.
Keep all medicines safely away from children.