LATANOPROST: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Glaucoma, Open Angle: “My ophthalmologist started me on this. I just saw him again yesterday and confessed that I have not been putting the drops in every night. He told me that getting glaucoma would be worse. I got a new refill since the latanoprost is not stable.”

jerryinnh (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 30, 2017

For Glaucoma, Open Angle: “After using for one month noticed cloudy vision, runny nose, sore throat, joint pain and general fatigue. Finally realized all these side effects were from the drops and stopped using them. All above mentioned side effects began to abate after 48 hours. This stuff is poison. People don’t usually think that eye drops affects anything other than eyes. They are wrong. Very wrong.”

Gorby (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 10, 2017

Xalatan (latanoprost) for Intraocular Hypertension: “Originally diagnosed with Glaucoma, had laser eye surgery but over the years eye pressures increased and prescribed Xalatan Latanoprost no significant problems. But when chemist swapped for a generic make 2 years ago I had problems feeling queasy, palpitations, waterworks weakness, generally not feeling well. Changed prescription immediately, back to Xalatan, no problem. This happened again yesterday, given generic Latanoprost and thought I would give it a further try, big mistake, terrible nights sleep and will be going back to pharmacist immediately for change back to Xalatan! But if I had a choice I would not take any of these drugs, all very powerful.”

WhitbyKen February 25, 2017

For Glaucoma, Open Angle: “Does this medication cause cow licks in the hair around your face? Both my hairdressor and I have noted this.”

annette barton December 1, 2016

For Glaucoma, Open Angle: “I have been taking this eye drop for 5-6 years. When it went generic it was ok for the first few years. My pharmacist gets different generic brands-seems some brands are different than others-some burn the crap out of my eyes-One thing I will say about this drug-I have had a sore throat for the last 3 years-I continually sneeze-a lot of sinus problems- stuffy nose-sometimes even drips water like drippings when I bend over. I hate this. I have asked my eye dr. & he says-well-it should not cause a sore throat-hello -it most certainly does. I think it even causes blurred vision. I don’t like these eye drops-but I don’t want to go blind.”

Macie1278 October 25, 2016

Xalatan (latanoprost) for Glaucoma, Open Angle: “Very quick response to lowering eye pressure from 30 to 21 in 3 weeks. No side effects at all.”

Tiggi (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 24, 2016

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