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Latanoprost

Contributor(s): David Maggs, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Latanoprost.

Class of drug

  • Synthetic prostaglandin F2-alpha analogue.

Uses

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Indications

  • Management of 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 Ophthalmol 127 (5), 531-536 PubMed.
  • Yousufzai S Y, 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 Res 63 (3), 305-310 PubMed.

Other sources of information

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

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