Dosing Information for Xalatan
There is only one standard recommended Xalatan dose, regardless of your age or weight. As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Xalatan Dosage for more information.)
As with any medicine, side effects are possible with Xalatan. However, not everyone who takes the drug will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or can easily be treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Common side effects of Xalatan include but are not limited to:
- Blurred vision
- Burning and stinging
- Eyelash and eyelid changes
- Changes in eye color.
(Click Xalatan Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
Drug Interactions With Xalatan
Xalatan can potentially interact with a few other medications (see Xalatan Drug Interactions).
What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?
You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Xalatan if you:
- Have iritis or uveitis (inflammatory eye conditions)
- Have any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Xalatan Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)