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DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
The recommended dosage is one drop (1.5 μg) in the affected eye(s) once daily in the evening. If one dose is missed, treatment should continue with the next dose as normal.
The dosage of XALATAN Sterile Ophthalmic Solution should not exceed once daily; the combined use of two or more prostaglandins, or prostaglandin analogs including XALATAN Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is not recommended. It has been shown that administration of these prostaglandin drug products more than once daily may decrease the intraocular pressure lowering effect or cause paradoxical elevations in IOP.
Reduction of the intraocular pressure starts approximately 3 to 4 hours after administration and the maximum effect is reached after 8 to 12 hours.
XALATAN may be used concomitantly with other topical ophthalmic drug products to lower intraocular pressure. If more than one topical ophthalmic drug is being used, the drugs should be administered at least five (5) minutes apart.
XALATAN Sterile Ophthalmic Solution is a clear, isotonic, buffered, preserved colorless solution of latanoprost 0.005% (50 μg/mL). It is supplied as a 2.5 mL solution in a 5 mL clear low density polyethylene bottle with a clear low density polyethylene dropper tip, a turquoise high density polyethylene screw cap, and a tamper-evident clear low density polyethylene overcap.
2.5 mL fill, 0.005% (50 μg/mL)
Package of 1 bottle NDC 0013-8303-04
Protect from light. Store unopened bottle(s) under refrigeration at 2°to 8°C (36°to 46°F). During shipment to the patient, the bottle may be maintained at temperatures up to 40°C (104°F) for a period not exceeding 8 days. Once a bottle is opened for use, it may be stored at room temperature up to 25°C (77°F) for 6 weeks.
Distributed by: Pharmacia & Upjohn Co., Division of Pfizer Inc, NY, NY 10017. Manufactured By: Catalent Pharma Solutions Woodstock, IL 60098, USA. Pfizer Manufacturing Belgium NV Puurs, Belgium. Revised August 2011
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2012
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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