FAQs ABOUT LATOBEST
What is LATOBEST used for?
LATOBEST treats high pressure inside the eye. Increased pressure can damage your optic nerve and lead to vision loss or blindness. Your doctor may recommend it to you if you have glaucoma or high pressure in the eye (ocular hypertension).
What is the best time to use LATOBEST?
LATOBEST works best in the evening but use the medicine exactly as informed by your doctor. Check with your doctor if you are not sure about using it.
What are the side effects of LATOBEST?
The common side effects of using LATOBEST is blurred vision, burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye, feeling as if something is in the eye, changes in eyelash /color/length/thickness, eyelid changes/skin darkening, dry eye, lid crusting/discomfort, or increased sensitivity to light may occur.
Should LATOBEST be stored in refrigerator?
Yes, it should be stored in the refrigerator but do not freeze. After first opening the bottle: do not store above 25 °C and use within four weeks. Do not use the eye drops if you notice the bottle is damaged.
Can LATOBEST cause blindness?
LATOBEST may cause blurred vision or other vision problems. If these occur, do not drive, use machines, or do not perform other activities that could be dangerous if you are not able to see well. If these eye changes are bothersome, consult with your doctor.
Can LATOBEST cause any changes to the eye?
LATOBEST can cause a gradual change in your eye colour. Any changes in your eye colour may take years, but it may also occur within 8 months of treatment. The colour change may be permanent and may be more noticeable if you use this medicine in only one eye. There appears to be no other problems associated with the change in eye colour and, the colour change does not continue after stopping the treatment with LATOBEST.
How do I use LATOBEST?
Wash your hands before using LATOBEST. Twist off the outer cap. Open the protective inner cap, which is to be retained. Slowly pull down the lower eyelid to make a pocket. Put 1 drop into the affected eye(s) and hold for 1 minute whilst keeping the eye closed. Put the protective inner cap back on the dropper. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of LATOBEST for you depending upon the condition.
Can I stop using LATOBEST?
No, LATOBEST should be used as advised by the physician to work properly. Therefore, consult your doctor before stopping the treatment. If any of the side effect bothers you to stop using the medicine, consult your doctor immediately.
What if I forget to use a dose of LATOBEST?
If you forget to use a dose of LATOBEST, use it as soon as you remember and then continue your treatment as usual. Do not use the medicine twice to make up for the forgotten dose.
Can LATOBEST be used in children?
LATOBEST can be used to treat increased eye pressure and glaucoma in all ages of children (from birth to 18 years of age). It is not studied in prematurely born infants (less than 36 weeks gestation), so consult your doctor before using this medicine for your child.