I hate the bloodshot look in my eyes now. Can I use eye drops indicated for redness if I take them in the morning?
Yes, it appears you can, even after 5 minutes:
Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Latanoprost is in a class of medications called prostaglandin analogs. It lowers pressure in the eye by increasing the flow of natural eye fluids out of the eye.
Latanoprost comes as eye drops. 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. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use Latanoprost exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your doctor.
Source: nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus and then search for 'Latanoprost + dry eye drops' for exact directions on how to apply the drops.
Latanoprost controls glaucoma but does not cure it. Continue to use latanoprost even if you feel well. Do not stop using Latanoprost without talking to your doctor.
- Latanoprost Information for Consumers
- Latanoprost Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Latanoprost (detailed)
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