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Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.Coming soon.
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How it works
Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Prostaglandin agonist
Prescription only
Coming soon.
Available as
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Xalatan (Latanoprost) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
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Upsides and benefits
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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