Compare Timolol vs. Xalatan

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

Timoptic
(timolol)

Xalatan
(latanoprost)

Coming soon.Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.
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Best available price for 1 (5ml of 0.5%) eye dropper of timolol
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Best available price for 1 (2.5ml of 0.005%) eye dropper of latanoprost
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Reviews for Timoptic (timolol)
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of people (All ages) say Timoptic (timolol) is worth it
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say it works well
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say it's a big hassle
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Reviews for Xalatan (latanoprost)
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+50% better vs. Timoptic (timolol)
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-50% worse vs. Timoptic (timolol)
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-50% worse vs. Timoptic (timolol)
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Side effects
TimololXalatan

We haven’t found good data for Timolol side effects.

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How it works
TimololXalatan
Coming soon.Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.
Type of medication
TimololXalatan
Prescription only
Available as
TimololXalatan
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
  • Eye drops
Used for
TimololXalatan
  • Hypertension Migraine Prophylaxis Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
TimololXalatan
    Coming soon.
    • Replacing contact lenses to soon
    • Long term use
    Detailed Xalatan (latanoprost) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy

    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.

    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.

    Upsides and benefits
    TimololXalatan
    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
    TimololXalatan
    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
    TimololXalatan
    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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