click here for details           Xalatan  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing 1 drop qPM (optimal),          (qAM dosing is considered acceptable.)
Chem Specs latanoprost 0.005%
Quantities 2.5ml
Cost 13.00     generic
Class prostaglandin analog
Action Increased uveoscleral aqueous outflow (possibly by loosening intercellular spaces.)
28% - 30% IOP reduction
Usage Indicated for reduction of IOP in open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
Side Effects Generally less hyperemia, less pigmentation of iris, lids, and lashes than Lumigan
Possible cystoid macular edema in pseudophakes and/or aphakes. Possible reactivation
of herpes simplex and zoster. Avoid with inflammatory glaucomas.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to Xalantan or any other ingredient in the product.
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established.
Pregnancy                   Category C   (Avoid prostaglandins during pregnancy.)
0.05% BAK preserved.
IOP lowering effects, drop size, and ingredient dosage in the generic has been questioned.
Narayanaswamy A, Neog A, Baskaran M, et al., Indian J Ophthalmol 2007;55:127–31