Compare Betoptic vs. Xalatan

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Betoptic S
(Betaxolol)

Xalatan
(Latanoprost)

Coming soon.Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.
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Side effects
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How it works
BetopticXalatan
Coming soon.Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.
Type of medication
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Coming soon.
Anti-glaucoma
Prostaglandin agonist
Prescription only
Available as
BetopticXalatan
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetopticXalatan
Coming soon.
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Xalatan (Latanoprost) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
BetopticXalatan
Coming soon.
  • It's easy to use and you only need to give yourself one drop each day in the evening.
  • Can be used along with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) is available generically.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can increase the length, thickness, and number of your eyelashes.
Downsides and risks
BetopticXalatan
Coming soon.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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Coming soon.
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don't touch the dropper tip to your eye or with your hands.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them and wait 15 minutes after putting the drop in your eye, to put your contacts back in.
  • After putting drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If using this with another eyedrop medication, wait five minutes between using them.
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