Compare Xalatan vs. Pilocarpine

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Xalatan
(latanoprost)

Salagen
(pilocarpine)

Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.lowers eye pressure A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Best available price for 1 (2.5ml of 0.005%) eye dropper of latanoprost
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Best available price for 90 (5mg) tablets of pilocarpine
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Side effects
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How it works
XalatanPilocarpine
Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.pilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
XalatanPilocarpine
Prescription only
Available as
XalatanPilocarpine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
XalatanPilocarpine
  • Head And Neck Cancer Radiation Induced Xerostomia Raised Intraocular Pressure Sjogrens Syndrome Xerostomia
Risk factors for serious side effects
XalatanPilocarpine
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Xalatan (latanoprost) risks & warnings »
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    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
    XalatanPilocarpine
    • 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.
    • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
    Downsides and risks
    XalatanPilocarpine
    • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
    • pilocarpine causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    XalatanPilocarpine
    • 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.
    • 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.
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