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Latanoprost Ophthalmic Dosage

Applies to the following strength(s): 0.005%

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Usual Adult Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Intraocular Hypertension

One eye drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If one dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose as normal.
-The dose should not exceed one drop in the affected eye(s) daily as more frequent administration may lessen the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 2 to 4 hours after the first administration with the maximum effect reached after 12 hours.
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drugs to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, each one should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use:
-Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Usual Adult Dose for Glaucoma (Open Angle)

One eye drop in the affected eye(s) once a day in the evening

Comments:
-If one dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose as normal.
-The dose should not exceed one drop in the affected eye(s) daily as more frequent administration may lessen the intraocular pressure lowering effect.
-Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 2 to 4 hours after the first administration with the maximum effect reached after 12 hours.
-This drug may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drugs to lower intraocular pressure.
-If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, each one should be administered at least 5 minutes apart.

Use:
-Reduction of elevated intraocular pressure (IOP) in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Other Comments

Storage requirements:
-Store unopened bottle(s) in refrigerator (2 to 8 C/36 to 46 F).
-Once a bottle is opened, it may be stored at room temperature up to 25 C (77 F) for 4 to 6 weeks.
-Protect from light

Patient Advice:
-You should wipe off any excess solution from the skin to reduce the risk of darkening of the eyelid skin.
-As with any other eye drops, nasolacrimal occlusion or gently closing the eyelid after administration is recommended. This may reduce the systemic absorption of medicinal products administered via the ocular route.
-Contact lenses should be removed prior to administration and may be reinserted 15 minutes after use.

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