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Latanoprost

Contributor(s): David Maggs

Introduction

Name

  • Latanoprost.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic prostaglandin F2-alpha analogue.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of open angle glaucoma   Glaucoma  and ocular hypertension.
    Little information available regarding use in dog and cat.

Administration

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Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Do not use within 5 minutes of thimerosal-containing preparations.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Kaufman H E, Varnell E D & Thompson H W (1999)Latanoprost increases the severity and recurrence of herpetic keratitis in the rabbit.Am J Ophthalmol127, 531-536.
  • Yousufzai S Y K, Ye Z, Abdel-Latif A A (1996)Prostaglandin F2-alpha and its analogs induce release of endogenous prostaglandins in iris and ciliary muscles isolated from cat and other mammalian species.Exp Eye Res63, 305-310.

Other sources of information

  • Bartlett J D (2000)Ophthalmic Drug Facts 2000. Facts and Comparisons.St Louis, MO.

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