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Xelpros (Latanoprost)

ManufacturerSun Pharma Global
Dosage:0.005 %

Xelpros (Latanoprost) is a prescription medication used to reduce elevated ocular pressure due to open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. The active ingredient in Xelpros is Latanoprost. Latanoprost belongs to the class of drugs called prostaglandin agonists (antiglaucoma). It is similar to a natural chemical in the body (prostaglandin) and regulates fluid flow within the eye, which results in lower pressure. Lowering high pressure inside the eye helps to prevent blindness.

Manufacturer Information

We currently offer the brand Xelpros from Canada manufactured by Sun Pharma Global in the strength of 0.005 % ophthalmic emulsion. The generic version is not available.

Get medical help immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction while taking Xelpros. The most common side effects of Xelpros may include the following:
• Blurred vision;
• Excessive tearing;
• Eye discharge;
• Eye pain or stinging sensation in the eyes;
• Eyelashes thickening;
• Increase in brown pigmentation of the iris

Contact your doctor right away if you have any of the severe side effects, including:
• Double vision;
• Nonstop discharge from the eyes;
• Severe eye itching;
• Severe headache;
• Worsening or blurry sight

Before using Latanoprost, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it or have any other allergies. Xelpros is an eye drop that should be instilled into the affected eye(s). you should use it as directed by your doctor, usually once daily in the evening. To apply eye drops, wash your hands first. Do not touch the dropper tip or let it touch your eye or any other surface to avoid contamination. If you are wearing contact lenses, remove them before using this medication. Wait at least 30 minutes before replacing your contact lenses. Tilt your head back, look upward, and pull down the lower eyelid to make a pouch. Hold the dropper directly over your eye and place one drop into the pouch. Look downward, gently close your eyes, and place one finger at the corner of your eye. Apply gentle pressure for 1 to 2 minutes before opening your eyes. After you apply this drug, your vision may become temporarily blurred or unstable. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires clear vision until you can do it safely. Keep using Latanoprost even if you feel well. Most people with glaucoma or high pressure in the eye do not feel sick.

Before you start taking this medication, tell your doctor about your medical history, especially if you:
• Are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed;
• Are pregnant or plan to become pregnant;
• Have other eye problems such as macular edema, iritis/uveitis, lens extraction, herpes infection of the eye);
• Have lung or breathing problems

Inform your doctor if you become pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or nursing a child. During pregnancy, Xelpros ophthalmic solution should be used only when needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is unknown if this medication passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding. Tell your doctor about all your medicines, including prescriptions, OTC, herbal supplements, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Latanoprost and other eye medications.

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