Chemical Name : Latanoprost/Timolol
Xalacom Information : Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) is a solution for use only in the eyes. Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) is a combination of an ophthalmic prostaglandin drug (latanoprost) and an ophthalmic beta-blocking drug (timolol), both of which lower the pressure within the eye in different ways. The prostaglandin drug works by increasing the natural outflow of fluid from inside the eye. The beta-blocking drug works by decreasing the fluid production in the eye. Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) is used in the treatment of a type of glaucoma called open angle glaucoma, and a condition known as ocular hypertension. Both these conditions are related to an increase in pressure within the eye and eventually they may affect your eyesight. Active Ingredients of Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml): each millilitre (mL) contains 50 micrograms of latanoprost and 5 milligrams of timolol as timolol maleate. Before Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) is first opened, keep Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) in a fridge (between 2°C and 8°C), out of direct light. Once the bottle has been opened, Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) can be kept at normal room temperature up to 25°C, out of direct light. Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) must be used within 10 weeks after opening the bottle. Discard the bottle and/or unused contents after 10 weeks. Xalacom (Latanoprost 50 µg/mL & Timolol 5mg/ml) should not be used after the expiry date on the bottle.
Keep all medicines in a safe place, out of the reach of children.
Xalacom Side Effects : In some patients, Xalacom side effects may cause a gradual change in eye color by increasing the amount of brown pigment in the iris (the colored part of the eye). This Xalacom side effects may not be noticeable for several months to years.This is one of the Xalacom side effects may be more noticeable in patients with eye colors that are mixtures of green and brown, blue/gray and brown, or yellow and brown.Xalacom side effects may cause the brown pigment to gradually spread outward toward the outside edge of the iris. However, the entire iris or parts of it may become more brownish in appearance. This is one of the Xalacom side effects which may be more noticeable if you are only treating one eye. Therefore, there is the potential for permanent difference in the colour between the treated and the untreated eyes. Your doctor will examine you regularly to make sure that your medication is working and look for changes in eye color. If you should experience any Xalacom side effects like changes in eye color, your doctor can stop treatment. However, any of the Xalacom side effects like a color change that has already occurred may be permanent, even after the medication is stopped.
Xalacom side effects can cause your eye lashes to darken, appear thicker and longer than they usually do. A very small number of people may notice their eye lid skin looks darker after using XALACOM for some time. These Xalacom side effects may be more noticeable if you are only treating one eye.
When using XALACOM, you might feel as if there is something in your eye(s). Your eye(s) might water and become red. As with other eye drops, if your vision is blurred when you first put your drops in, wait until this wears off before you drive or operate machinery. A few people using XALACOM have developed Xalacom side effects like a skin rash.
A few people may experience Xalacom side effects like changes in their vision, sometimes in combination with a red and sore/painful eye. These Xalacom side effects do not always occur right after administering the drops, and if Xalacom side effects occur, you may find that reading and seeing fine details more difficult. Although unlikely, if you experience any of these Xalacom side effects, stop using XALACOM and contact your doctor immediately.
Xalacom side effects:.
Common Xalacom side effects: eye irritation, including burning and stinging, inflammation of the eye lid and eye pain.
Xalacom side effects on the body: headache and skin rash
Be sure to tell your doctor (or pharmacist) if you notice any other unwanted Xalacom side effects.
XALACOM should be dropped into the affected eye(s) once daily.
Do not allow the dropper tip of the bottle to touch the eye or other surrounding structures, because this could contaminate the tip with common bacteria known to cause eye infections. Serious damage to the eye with subsequent loss of vision may result if you use eye drop solutions that have become contaminated. If you experience any type of eye condition or have surgery, immediately seek your doctor's advice concerning the continued use of the bottle you are using.
If you forget to use your eye drops at the usual time, wait until it is time for your next dose. If you put too many drops in your eye(s), you may feel some slight irritation.
XALACOM is not recommended for use in children.
Before using XALACOM, you should tell your doctor if: You are allergic to any of the ingredients in XALACOM, if you have a respiratory disease such as asthma, have a history of asthma, or have chronic obstructive lung disease, if you have certain heart diseases or conditions if you have problems with your blood pressure or thyroid function if you have diabetes or have low blood sugar levels, if you have or have had muscle weakness or have been diagnosed as having myasthenia gravis, if you are using any other eye drops or taking any other medication, if you are pregnant, think you might be pregnant or you are planning a pregnancy, if you are breast feeding.
XALACOM contains a preservative (benzalkonium chloride) that may be absorbed by contact lenses. The preservative may form a precipitate with an ingredient (thimerosal) present in several contact lens soaking solutions. If you wear contact lenses, remove them before using XALACOM. Wait 15 minutes after applying the eye drops before putting your lenses back in. If you are using more than one type of eye drop medication, wait at least 5 minutes between each different eye drop.
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