Compare Trusopt vs. Xalatan

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Trusopt
(dorzolamide)

Xalatan
(latanoprost)

lowers eye pressure An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications | Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset glaucoma.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
TrusoptXalatan
Decreases the production of fluids within the eyeXalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.
Type of medication
TrusoptXalatan
Prescription only
Available as
TrusoptXalatan
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TrusoptXalatan
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
TrusoptXalatan
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
TrusoptXalatan
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • 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
TrusoptXalatan
  • dorzolamide may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • remove contact lense, and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop.
  • dorzolamide is not used in children under 2 years of age.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TrusoptXalatan
  • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
  • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
  • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • 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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