Latanoprost is a prostaglandin analog medication used to treat ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. It is available in brand form as Xalatan and belongs to a category of drugs called ophthalmic glaucoma agents. Latanoprost treats eye pressure in people suffering from ocular hypertension. It acts by reducing pressure and production of the fluid inside the eye.
Latanoprost is an eye medication that treats high pressure or open-angle glaucoma. High pressure in the eye is a condition that results in severe pain and sometimes loss of vision. Latanoprost may also be used to treat other eye conditions such as ocular hypertension.
Latanoprost works by regulating the flow of fluid within the eye to maintain normal pressure. It helps in draining excess fluid in the eye to maintain the normal pressure.
Patients with a history of severe heart diseases should not have this drug prescribed to them. Pregnant individuals or those breast feeding should do not use Latanoprost unless under strict physician's instructions. Slow or uneven heart rate, stinging, blurred vision, and shallow breathing are some of the side effects associated with this drug.