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Xalatan Uses

How Does Xalatan Work?

Xalatan belongs to a group of medications known as prostaglandins. Medications to lower eye pressure usually work by either decreasing the amount of fluid produced in the eye or by increasing the fluid drainage out of the eye. Either way, the result is the same -- lower eye pressure. Xalatan works by opening the channels that drain fluid from the eye. By reducing eye pressure, Xalatan can help prevent damage to the optic nerve (and the vision loss that accompanies such damage) caused by high eye pressure.
 

Xalatan Use in Children

Xalatan is not approved for use in children. Talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using Xalatan in children.
 

Off-Label Xalatan Uses

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Xalatan for something other than glaucoma or high eye pressure. At this time, using Xalatan to treat other types of glaucoma (other than open angle) is considered to be an off-label Xalatan use.
 

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