Compare Xalatan vs. Combigan

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

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Lowers eye pressure.

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

An eyedrop used to treat increased pressure inside the eye

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.
  • The two medicines do not have to be taken separately
Downsides
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • The medicine is absorbed into your body and therefore may react to other conditions you have, such as heart or lung conditions
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Used for
  • Glaucoma
  • In patients requiring adjunctive or replacement therapy Ocular hypertension
  • In patients requiring adjunctive or replacement therapy
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Xalatan (Latanoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Combigan (Brimonidine / Timolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Darkening of lenses
    • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Darkening of lashes
    • Long term use
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  • Heart problems (Cardiovascular Risk)
    • High blood Pressure
    • irregular heart beats
  • Lung conditions
    • People with Asthma, COPD, or other breathing conditions
  • Redness in eye
    • Long term use
  • Visual Changes
  • Young children
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