Compare Xalatan vs. Iopidine

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

Xalatan (Latanoprost)

Prescription only
Lowers eye pressure.

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

Lowers eye pressure

.Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
Downsides
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • May cause changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Used for
  • Laser surgery - Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical; Treatment and Prophylaxis Raised intraocular pressure; Adjunct
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Xalatan (Latanoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Iopidine (Apraclonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
  • Darkening of lenses

    Replacing contact lenses to soon

  • Darkening of lashes

    Long term use

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