Compare Xalatan vs. brimonidine
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent glaucoma.
Alphagan P (brimonidine) is an effective medication for treating high pressure in the eyes, but it can cause some bothersome effects such as dry mouth, eye burning, and stinging upon administration.
- 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.
- Alphagan P (brimonidine) is a good medication for reducing high eye pressure and helping prevent development of glaucoma.
- It is available as a cheaper, generic form.
- Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
- Even though it's administered in the eye, Alphagan P (brimonidine) can make you feel fatigued and drowsy.
- You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop in the same eye.
- You have to remove contact lenses and leave them out for 15 minutes after using the eyedrops.
- Alphagan P (brimonidine) can't be used in children under 2 years of age.
- Eye drops
- Eye drops
- Darkening of lenses
- Replacing contact lenses to soon
- Darkening of lashes
- Long term use
- Contact lens use
- Contamination of eye products after use
- Corneal disease
- Disruption of the ocular epithelial surface
- Severe heart disease
- CNS depression (sleepiness and fatigue)