Xalatan User Reviews

Xalatan - User Reviews

Xalatan User Reviews

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Comment from: Jo, 75 or over on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: February 18

after using xalatan for a short while--developed pain in muscles and joints--thinking it was inflamation -went on anti-inflamatory meds for 4 weeks -but pain became almost debilitating-- and developed flu symptoms-went off the xalatan and began to show improvement but still have residual pain in one leg and back--will be doubly cautious of ANY med that even has a slight possiblity of causing joint or muscle pain

Related Reading: xalatan | flu | muscle pain

Comment from: maryjane, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: May 18

it reduced pressure in eyes but the side effects finally got where i had to quit using after only 1 1/2 months, sore throat, floaters,severe joint pain,cloudy vision,feeling tired and upset stomach,

Related Reading: sore throat | floaters

Comment from: Peter, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 19

High eye-pressure 28/26 was reduced to 24/23, severe side-effects: uveitis, pain, macula edema, loss of vision 67%. Don't use this drug!!!

Related Reading: uveitis | edema

Comment from: Xalatan Opht, 65-74 on Treatment for 6 months - 1 year (Patient) Published: September 22

After taking this drug for 6 months I began experiencing muscle and joint pain. Not realizing it was the drug I continued for another 3 months until I began also having flu-like symtoms, blurred vision and then dizziness. This is a bad drug.

Related Reading: dizziness

Comment from: Penny, 45-54 on Treatment for 1-6 months Published: October 29

side-effects: dry eye, uveitis, retinal detachment. Please, forbid this drug!

Related Reading: retinal detachment

Comment from: Duke, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 5-10 years (Patient) Published: November 13

Pressure 42 right, 38 left, both in low twenties now. This drug may well have saved my vision. Zero side effects. Pricey, but how do you put a price on your sight?

Comment from: mary, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 14

pressure went only down from 26 to 25, side-effects: severe uveitis, macula edema, permanent loss of vision (from 98% to 21%), this drug should be forbidden!

Comment from: nurse2010, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-2 years (Patient) Published: April 08

I have been on this medication a little over 1 year. I am 62 years old. I have complained to my eye doctor about the pink eye symptoms, he gave me more eye drops to combat those sytoms and basically said liv e with it. But this week at work as a nurse, I began with sudden onset, debilitating and painful hip joint pain. It required steroids, percocet and xray When the xray was negative, I looked at other causes. Very little is written in the sideeffects regarding joint pains, but this blog from users has confirmed suspicions. My doctor has changed the prescription but doubts this medicine is the cause. I personally know that my 82 y/o mother figured this out on her own when she suddenly could not move her shoulder Because she is old, no one wanted to listen.!!!!

Related Reading: pink eye | percocet

Comment from: Diane, 55-64 on Treatment for 1-6 months (Patient) Published: October 17

The medication did help to lower the pressure in my eyes after taking it for 3 weeks but the side affects where not worth it. My vision became very blurry , eyes very light sensitive(blue eyes) burning and very red. looked like I was crying all the time. Called dr. and was told to stop them and am waiting for my new eye drops to arrive.


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