Xalatan
Alternatives

(Latanoprost)

Xalatan (Latanoprost)

Prescription only

Betagan (Levobunolol)

1 of 6 alternatives
Lowers eye pressure.

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

lowers eye pressure

An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

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.
  • Betagan may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
Downsides
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • Betagan may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
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Side effects
The Xalatan (Latanoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Betagan (Levobunolol) 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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