Latanoprost is used for treating increased pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension) and open-angle glaucoma.
Latanoprost drops is a prostaglandin analog. It works to lower pressure in the eye by increasing fluid drainage from the eye.
Dose: Latanoprost comes as eyedrops. Usually, one drop is applied to the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening. If latanoprost is used with other topical eye medications, allow at least 5 minutes between each medication.
Pregnancy: (Category C) There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Latanoprost should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.
Side Effects: COMMON side effects include blurred vision; cold symptoms; eye burning, dryness, itching, or stinging; feeling of having something in your eye; increased tear production
Latanoprost may increase the brown pigmentation in your iris, changing your eye color to brown. The pigmentation changes may be more noticeable in patients who already have some brown eye coloring. Latanoprost may also cause your eyelashes to grow longer and thicker and darken in color. These changes usually occurs slowly, but they may be permanent. If you use latanoprost in only one eye, you should know that there may be a difference between your eyes after using latanoprost.