Latanaprost Ophthalmic

Why has my veterinarian prescribed this medicine?

Latanaprost is used to reduce the pressure in the eye caused by glaucoma.


How do I give this medication?eye__latanaprost_ophthalmic-1

"If you are pregnant, wear gloves when administering this medication."
  • Instill the medication in the pet's eye(s) as directed by your veterinarian. READ THE LABEL CAREFULLY.
  • Wash your hands before and after administering atropine.
  • DO NOT touch the eye with the tip of the dropper or the tip of the ointment tube.
  • DO NOT give the pet more medicine than directed and do not give more often than directed. This medication may not work well if used more than twice daily.
  • Try not to miss giving any doses.
  • If you are pregnant, wear gloves when administering this medication.
  • This medication may sting when instilled in the eye.


What do I do if I miss giving a dose?

Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give the pet two doses at once.


How do I store this medicine?

  • Keep this medicine out of reach of children.
  • Store this medicine in a tight, light resistant container in the refrigerator.


What are the potential side effects?

  • This medication may sting when instilled in the eye.
  • This medication will make the pupil of the eye smaller.
  • Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.


Are there any possible drug interactions?

  • Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication you are giving to your pet.
  • Quite often, your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, and sometimes a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
  • Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.

This client information sheet is based on material written by: Lifelearn Inc.

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