Compare Xalatan vs. Lumigan

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Xalatan
(Latanoprost)

Lumigan
(Bimatoprost)

Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.Controls glaucoma and pressure in your eyes. An effective control of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Side effects
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How it works
XalatanLumigan
Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.Lumigan (Bimatoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.
Type of medication
XalatanLumigan
Anti-glaucoma
Prostaglandin agonist
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
XalatanLumigan
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
XalatanLumigan
  • Ocular hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
XalatanLumigan
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Xalatan (Latanoprost) risks & warnings »
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
  • Long term use
Detailed Lumigan (Bimatoprost) 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.

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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
XalatanLumigan
  • 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.
  • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
  • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
Downsides and risks
XalatanLumigan
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
  • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
XalatanLumigan
  • 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.
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
  • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
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