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Latanoprost detailed information
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Topical (eye drops)
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Elimination half-life17 minutes
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FormulaC26H40O5
Molar mass432.593 g/mol

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Latanoprost (pronounced la-TA-noe-prost) ophthalmic solution is a topical medication used for controlling the progression of glaucoma or ocular hypertension, by reducing intraocular pressure. It is a prostaglandin analogue that works by increasing the outflow of aqueous fluid from the eyes.

It is also known by the brand name of Xalatan manufactured by Pfizer.

Side effects

Possible side effects:

  • May cause reddening of the eyes (hyperemia)
  • May cause blurred vision;
  • May cause eyelid redness;
  • May permanently darken eyelashes;
  • May cause eye discomfort;
  • May eventually cause permanent darkening of the iris to brown (heterochromia);
  • May cause a temporary burning sensation during use.
  • May cause thickening of the eyelashes.
  • Rarely, herpes simplex keratitis.

External links

  • Xalatan (manufacturer's website)
  • Hara T (2001). "Increased iris pigmentation after use of latanoprost in Japanese brown eyes". Nippon Ganka Gakkai Zasshi. 105 (5): 314–21. PMID 11406947.


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