Compare Betoptic vs. Xalatan

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

Betoptic S (Betaxolol)

Xalatan (Latanoprost)

Prescription only
No information currently available
Lowers eye pressure.

Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.

Upsides
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  • 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
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  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
Used for
  • Hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Primary open angle glaucoma
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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$44.78
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Side effects
The Betoptic S (Betaxolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Xalatan (Latanoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
No information currently available
  • Darkening of lenses

    Replacing contact lenses to soon

  • Darkening of lashes

    Long term use

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