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LATANOPROST belongs to a group of medicines known as prostaglandin analogues. Timolol belongs to a group of medicines known as beta-blockers. Latanoprost works by increasing the natural outﬂow of ﬂuid from the eye into the bloodstream. TIMOLOL works by slowing the formation of ﬂuid in the eye.
Timolol and Latanoprost is used to reduce the pressure in your eye if you have conditions known as open angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension. Both these conditions are linked to an increase in the pressure within your eye, eventually affecting your eyesight. Your doctor will usually prescribe you Timolol and Latanoprost when other medicines have not worked adequately.
Timolol and Latanoprost can be used in adult men and women (including the elderly), but is not recommended for use if you are less than 18 years of age.
Do not use Timolol and Latanoprost eye drops solution:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Timolol and Latanoprost if you have now or have had in the past:
Do not use Timolol and Latanoprost if you are pregnant unless your doctor considers it necessary. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, think you are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant.
Do not use Timolol and Latanoprost if you are breast-feeding. Timolol and Latanoprost may get into your milk. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine during breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor before you have an operation that you are using Timolol and Latanoprost as Timolol may change effects of some medicines used during anaesthesia.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines, including using eye drops and medicines obtained without a prescription.
Timolol and Latanoprost can affect or be affected by other medicines you are using, including other eye drops for the treatment of glaucoma. Tell your doctor if you are using or intend to use medicines to lower blood pressure, heart medicine or medicines to treat diabetes.
In particular, speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you know that you are taking any of the following types of medicine:
Normal meals, food or drink have no effect on when or how you should use Timolol and Latanoprost.
Always use this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The recommended dose for adults (including the elderly) is one drop once a day in the affected eye(s). Do not use Timolol and Latanoprost more than once a day, because the effectiveness of the treatment can be reduced if you administer it more often.
Use Timolol and Latanoprost as instructed by your doctor until your doctor tells you to stop. Your doctor may want you to have extra checks on your heart and circulation if you use Timolol and Latanoprost.
If you wear contact lenses, you should remove them before using Timolol and Latanoprost. After using Timolol and Latanoprost you should wait 15 minutes before putting your contact lenses back in.
The usage of brand or generic Xalacom might lead to side effects that include dry eyes and mouth, headache, irritation, itching in eyes, watery eyes and temporary blurred vision. It is advisable to seek medical help in case of any serious or prolonged side effects. Remove contact lenses before application of Latanoprost-Timolol eyes drops and do not use for the next 15 minutes. Stop usage of Xalacom and immediately seek medical attention in case of chest pain or severe allergies
The unopened eye drop container should be stored in temperature between 2°C to 8°C and out of contact with light. Once opened, it should be stored at room temperature of up to 25°C away from light and children. The drops should be used within 10 weeks of opening the container.