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Xalatan
(Latanoprost)

Timoptic
(Timolol)

Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.Coming soon.
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Side effects
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How it works
XalatanTimolol
Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.Coming soon.
Type of medication
XalatanTimolol
Anti-glaucoma
Prostaglandin agonist
Prescription only
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Available as
XalatanTimolol
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
XalatanTimolol
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
XalatanTimolol
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
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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
XalatanTimolol
  • 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.
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Downsides and risks
XalatanTimolol
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
XalatanTimolol
  • 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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