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Xalatan User Reviews & Ratings

Xalatan has an average rating of 7.7 out of 10 from a total of 13 reviews on Drugs.com. 64% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 9% reported a negative experience.

Reviews for Xalatan

  • Whitb...
  • February 25, 2017

For Intraocular Hypertension "Originally diagnosed with glaucoma, had laser eye surgery but over the years eye pressures increased and prescribed Xalatan (Latanoprost). No significant problems. But when the pharmacist swapped for a generic version 2 years ago, I had problems like feeling queasy, palpitations, urinary incontinence weakness, and generally not feeling well. Changed the prescription immediately back to Xalatan, and had no problems. This happened again yesterday, given generic Latanoprost and thought I would give it a further try, big mistake, terrible night's sleep, and will be going back to the pharmacist immediately for a change back to Xalatan! But if I had a choice, I would not take any of these drugs, all very powerful."

9 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • June 1, 2011

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "I have been on this medication for over 5 years with no side effects and it has lowered my eye pressure. I rate this medication more favorably than Betoptic, which I was previously on, which was less effective and always left a stain on my face/eye area after it dried."

10 / 10
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  • shiney...
  • June 19, 2013

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "After 4-5 months on the med, I am having a problem of discomfort in one eye. Feels like a foreign body. Cannot use latanoprost two days straight as the left eye feels like I have something in it. I am seeing the doctor tomorrow. Hope he can fix the problem."

5 / 10
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  • patrico
  • September 16, 2016

For Intraocular Hypertension "I'm absolutely content with this drug. Originally my doctor prescribed me latanoprost and i've been sick quickly. I had a severe sore throat and my eyes were strongly red all the time after just 10-12 days of using it. Than I came back and I told about all side effects. After that conversation my doctor prescribed me Xalatan and I am really content now! It's my third week of using it and i don't have any side effects. No sore throat, no headache, no weakness, no muscle pain, no redness. My eyes were just a little bit red at the beggining but now they are all ok."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 2 to 5 years
  • March 12, 2023

For Intraocular Hypertension "About 4 years ago my eye pressure was discovered to be 21 with no nerve damage. I had exams every two years prior and normal. Luckily it was discovered early and I was given Xalatan, one drop each eye daily. There was a little burning, at first, but tolerable and only lasted a minute or so and not every time. Now, very rare. After monitoring every six months, the first two years, and now only yearly exams needed as pressure is at a steady 11. No nerve damage. Though I must take this medication forever, it sure beats the alternative - developing glaucoma, irreversible damage, and blindness. Additionally, not missing any exams is for one's own benefit. Note: getting yearly physicals and exams is proactive in keeping healthy and any abnormalities can be detected early on and treated before greater damage is done. This is a simple task and may no one hear their doctor say, "If we had caught this earlier...". Take care of yourself and be safe!"

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 14, 2022

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "I have been using Xalatan for two months for narrow angle glaucoma. Within 3 weeks I started experiencing throat constriction, flu-like symptoms and feeling very tired. Not doing well at all on this drug. Awful stuff!"

2 / 10
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  • Bcano
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • February 10, 2021

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "This is better than LUMIGAN. LUMIGAN gave me flu like joint symptoms. Have stinging pain but tolerable. At least Xalatan doesn’t have flu like pains. Though by 5:30pm each day, my eyes and eye areas are super burning. Had to use aloe Vera sunburnt creams and cucumber (it was either that or a packet of frozen peas on my face) FYI laser didn’t change my pressure turns out it only works 80 per cent of people. Re xalatan, I’m not sure I can tolerate this extreme sunburnt for that long"

5 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • July 24, 2009

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "I seem to be having a lot of irritation and eyes are watering constantly, also very blood shot. Hope this all passes."

5 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • January 31, 2011

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "So far, so good. It has decreased the pressure. No negative issues, I actually like the way it feels on the eyes."

10 / 10
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  • Anonymous
  • September 9, 2009

For Intraocular Hypertension "I'm doing just fine, but then again I have a high tolerance for most things. Also, would much rather have a little burning than blindness."

9 / 10
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  • Tiggi
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • September 24, 2016

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "Very quick response to lowering eye pressure from 30 to 21 in 3 weeks. No side effects at all."

9 / 10
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  • oksana
  • Taken for less than 1 month
  • March 3, 2020

For Glaucoma, Open Angle "gives me a very red eye as well tried latanoprost this one makes my eye very dry , I never had any issues with dry eye before while using any other eye drops."

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  • msanf...
  • Taken for 1 to 6 months
  • March 18, 2021

For Intraocular Hypertension "Works well so far, doesn't sting too much. Pretty expensive though"

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