LATANOPROST - OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: Roxanne 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 03

For the past three years, I have been applying one drop of Timolol .5 at 10 AM and one drop of Xalatan (aka Latanoprost) at 10 PM in both eyes. This combination has restored my IOPs to the target level (less than 15), prevented further loss of visual field, and I have had no side effects.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: Roxanne 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 03

For the past three years, I have been applying one drop of Timolol .5 at 10 AM and one drop of Xalatan (aka Latanoprost) at 10 PM in both eyes. This combination has restored my IOPs to the target level (less than 15), prevented further loss of visual field, and I have had no side effects.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Mike 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 05

Holy cow, what are in these eyedrops? After just a week of use, I couldn't sleep, I had flulike symptoms, and incredible chest pain.I will never ever take these again. Honestly, I'd almost rather go blind. I feel that bad. It's been two weeks and the side effects are barely subsiding. I hope I feel normal soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: Roxanne 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 03

For the past three years, I have been applying one drop of Timolol .5 at 10 AM and one drop of Xalatan (aka Latanoprost) at 10 PM in both eyes. This combination has restored my IOPs to the target level (less than 15), prevented further loss of visual field, and I have had no side effects.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Mike 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 05

Holy cow, what are in these eyedrops? After just a week of use, I couldn't sleep, I had flulike symptoms, and incredible chest pain.I will never ever take these again. Honestly, I'd almost rather go blind. I feel that bad. It's been two weeks and the side effects are barely subsiding. I hope I feel normal soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Donal 75 or over Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 18

My lips are swollen and blistered. Teeth very painful. Headache and mental confusion. Feeling very unwell. Stop using and after three weeks problems improve,reuse and problems reasur after four days

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: Roxanne 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 03

For the past three years, I have been applying one drop of Timolol .5 at 10 AM and one drop of Xalatan (aka Latanoprost) at 10 PM in both eyes. This combination has restored my IOPs to the target level (less than 15), prevented further loss of visual field, and I have had no side effects.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Mike 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 05

Holy cow, what are in these eyedrops? After just a week of use, I couldn't sleep, I had flulike symptoms, and incredible chest pain.I will never ever take these again. Honestly, I'd almost rather go blind. I feel that bad. It's been two weeks and the side effects are barely subsiding. I hope I feel normal soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Donal 75 or over Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 18

My lips are swollen and blistered. Teeth very painful. Headache and mental confusion. Feeling very unwell. Stop using and after three weeks problems improve,reuse and problems reasur after four days

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: Kay 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 24

I have used Betoptic for 23 years without suffering any side effects. After so many years this medication stopped working for me. I have been prescribed Xalatan. As to pressure-it worked. But what a series of side effects!! Joint and muscle pain,hair thinning and the worst of all terrible hives which have now become chronic. I am on a different medication now called Drozolamid Timolol, which I started just a week ago. I will see an opthalmologist next month for checking

Related Reading: xalatan | muscle pain | hives

Comment from: John 55-64 Transgender 5 to less than 10 years Caregiver Published: March 28

I was using this on and off for 3-4 years, it reduced the eye pressure but gave me terrible dryness and eye irritation and I had to come off it on various occasions because of the side effect. WORST STILL - I now realise for certain that every time I started taking it, I was having very dark, unpleasant and depressing thoughts. I didn't realise that at the time, but I now haven't used it in over a year, and the neurological side effects have disappeared.

Comment from: xx 19-24 Transgender less than 1 month Caregiver Published: January 30

I was on Lumigan drops for some years. They are expensive though! My doctor put me on Xalatan, the change was dreadful, having all the side effects described on the website. I had it for three days, I can't cope with it any longer. I am back in Lumigan no matter if I break my budget!

Related Reading: lumigan | xalatan

Comment from: eyeh1 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: April 10

This drug works in lowering eye pressure, but the side effects are extreme. After using it for 5 months, I experienced severe dizziness, vomiting, blurry vision, feeling weak (flu-like symptoms), and racing heart beat. I stopped using this drop and all symptoms went away. I don't think this drug is worth it considering its extreme side effects. At this point, I am choosing to do an eye surgery instead of going back to this drug. Be careful when using this drug.

Related Reading: dizziness | flu

Comment from: Donna 55-64 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: April 02

I took this drug for two weeks, during that time I experienced a severe shoulder pain, back pain, difficulty swallowing, chest constriction so bad that I thought I was having a heart-attack. I ended up in emergency where I had to undergo blood-work, cardio work up, ex-rays etc.. I stopped taking the drug last night and this morning feel almost normal but still feel some chest constriction. The pain I endured was excruciating! It was a very painful experience!

Comment from: Roxanne 65-74 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: February 03

For the past three years, I have been applying one drop of Timolol .5 at 10 AM and one drop of Xalatan (aka Latanoprost) at 10 PM in both eyes. This combination has restored my IOPs to the target level (less than 15), prevented further loss of visual field, and I have had no side effects.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Mike 35-44 Male less than 1 month Patient Published: March 05

Holy cow, what are in these eyedrops? After just a week of use, I couldn't sleep, I had flulike symptoms, and incredible chest pain.I will never ever take these again. Honestly, I'd almost rather go blind. I feel that bad. It's been two weeks and the side effects are barely subsiding. I hope I feel normal soon.

Related Reading: chest pain

Comment from: Donal 75 or over Male 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: July 18

My lips are swollen and blistered. Teeth very painful. Headache and mental confusion. Feeling very unwell. Stop using and after three weeks problems improve,reuse and problems reasur after four days

Related Reading: headache

Comment from: Kay 65-74 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: January 24

I have used Betoptic for 23 years without suffering any side effects. After so many years this medication stopped working for me. I have been prescribed Xalatan. As to pressure-it worked. But what a series of side effects!! Joint and muscle pain,hair thinning and the worst of all terrible hives which have now become chronic. I am on a different medication now called Drozolamid Timolol, which I started just a week ago. I will see an opthalmologist next month for checking

Related Reading: xalatan | muscle pain | hives

Comment from: Shera 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: October 30

Took this drug for over 20 years with no problems at all. But, in the last year unfortunately the drug no longer works. Pressure in both eye 20/20. My doctor has been trying a combination of drugs to use with this one. I've had so many side effects with other drugs. So sorry this drug no longer works for me.

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

SLIDESHOW

Prescription Drug Abuse: Addiction, Health Risks, and Treatments See Slideshow
Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

Related Reading: lumigan

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

Related Reading: lumigan

Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

Related Reading: lumigan

Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: vasista 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 15

I just started using this drug about 1 month ago. The doc said the pressure in my eye is down, so that is good. I am concerned because I have noticed that I have a lot of mucus in both eyes since using the drops. I have not seen this as a side effect and he just gave me other drops to use for itching.

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

Related Reading: lumigan

Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: vasista 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 15

I just started using this drug about 1 month ago. The doc said the pressure in my eye is down, so that is good. I am concerned because I have noticed that I have a lot of mucus in both eyes since using the drops. I have not seen this as a side effect and he just gave me other drops to use for itching.

Comment from: pepper 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 17

I developed muscle and joint pain several weeks after starting this drug. Eye doctor said it was not the cause but its the only thing I can think of. Seems to be getting worse. I stoped using it the past week but still have significant lower body pain. How long does this take to go away??

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

Related Reading: lumigan

Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: vasista 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 15

I just started using this drug about 1 month ago. The doc said the pressure in my eye is down, so that is good. I am concerned because I have noticed that I have a lot of mucus in both eyes since using the drops. I have not seen this as a side effect and he just gave me other drops to use for itching.

Comment from: pepper 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 17

I developed muscle and joint pain several weeks after starting this drug. Eye doctor said it was not the cause but its the only thing I can think of. Seems to be getting worse. I stoped using it the past week but still have significant lower body pain. How long does this take to go away??

Comment from: 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: October 31

Prices vary a LOT. Shop around. I get "dry eye" from using the computer (a lot) - so I use 'over the counter' eye drops. Ask you doc, if U have same problem. NOT all eye drops are the same. Sometimes, I get the feeling something foreign is in my eye(s). I also use Azopt with this to help control my eye pressures. More than 10 years experience. Oh and try not to forget taking eye meds. (and no, I'm not a doc - just experienced)

Related Reading: azopt

Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

Related Reading: flu

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

Related Reading: xalatan

Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

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Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

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Comment from: vasista 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 15

I just started using this drug about 1 month ago. The doc said the pressure in my eye is down, so that is good. I am concerned because I have noticed that I have a lot of mucus in both eyes since using the drops. I have not seen this as a side effect and he just gave me other drops to use for itching.

Comment from: pepper 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 17

I developed muscle and joint pain several weeks after starting this drug. Eye doctor said it was not the cause but its the only thing I can think of. Seems to be getting worse. I stoped using it the past week but still have significant lower body pain. How long does this take to go away??

Comment from: 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: October 31

Prices vary a LOT. Shop around. I get "dry eye" from using the computer (a lot) - so I use 'over the counter' eye drops. Ask you doc, if U have same problem. NOT all eye drops are the same. Sometimes, I get the feeling something foreign is in my eye(s). I also use Azopt with this to help control my eye pressures. More than 10 years experience. Oh and try not to forget taking eye meds. (and no, I'm not a doc - just experienced)

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Comment from: shira46 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 22

I am on the generic for this drug. After 3 months of use, the eye pressure has lowered to within normal range. No big problems with side effects after the first couple of weeks. The main reason I am doing this review is because I am feeling ripped off and maybe I can save somebody else from the same experience. A 3 pack of the generic at a major drugstore chain cost me $255 (no health insurance but I was willing to pay that when the other option was blindness...) And now I am due for a refill. I remembered my eye doctor telling me that Costco had good prices on it so I called them yesterday. The lady said their price was $24.99! I couldn't believe it, asked her to repeat it a couple of times, then called another Costco just to be sure and got the same answer. Yeah, this is sounding like a Costco add so I assure you I am in no way affiliated with that company. I am fortunate that I haven't had to take a lot of prescriptions in my life so maybe everybody else knows to shop around, but if not, learn from my $200 plus mistake.

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Comment from: progers 65-74 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: September 30

I had flu like symptoms after using twice. Stopped and started again days later and after 2 uses became extremely dizzy. Allergic to this drug. Stopped.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: March 01

I have been using this for over 3 years now, both generic and brand name. I have been having severe hip/joint pain for the last couple of years that is severe. Never would have guessed it could be coming from the Xalatan. Will bring this up at my next doctor visit. The pain is so bad it wakes me throughout the night, but not the daytime. I only take the Xalatan in the evening.

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Comment from: Raymond J 65-74 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: December 31

I had been using Lumigan for 10 years when my drug insurer told me they would no longer cover the cost. Latanaprost was suggested. After using it for a few weeks, my readings jumped from the teens to the mid 20s. I now buy Lumigan from a Canadian pharmacy.

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Comment from: gailschoof 55-64 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: August 08

I have been using this medicine for years and is controlling my pressure Great. For over a year now I have had SEVERE cold hands and feet, to point of being painful. Went to doctors and they say nothing is wrong with me medically. This is the only medicine I use. I wander if this could be an undocumented side effect of xalatan? Has anyone else had a similar reaction?

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Comment from: vasista 45-54 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: June 15

I just started using this drug about 1 month ago. The doc said the pressure in my eye is down, so that is good. I am concerned because I have noticed that I have a lot of mucus in both eyes since using the drops. I have not seen this as a side effect and he just gave me other drops to use for itching.

Comment from: pepper 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 17

I developed muscle and joint pain several weeks after starting this drug. Eye doctor said it was not the cause but its the only thing I can think of. Seems to be getting worse. I stoped using it the past week but still have significant lower body pain. How long does this take to go away??

Comment from: 55-64 Male 10 years or more Patient Published: October 31

Prices vary a LOT. Shop around. I get "dry eye" from using the computer (a lot) - so I use 'over the counter' eye drops. Ask you doc, if U have same problem. NOT all eye drops are the same. Sometimes, I get the feeling something foreign is in my eye(s). I also use Azopt with this to help control my eye pressures. More than 10 years experience. Oh and try not to forget taking eye meds. (and no, I'm not a doc - just experienced)

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Comment from: shira46 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: February 22

I am on the generic for this drug. After 3 months of use, the eye pressure has lowered to within normal range. No big problems with side effects after the first couple of weeks. The main reason I am doing this review is because I am feeling ripped off and maybe I can save somebody else from the same experience. A 3 pack of the generic at a major drugstore chain cost me $255 (no health insurance but I was willing to pay that when the other option was blindness...) And now I am due for a refill. I remembered my eye doctor telling me that Costco had good prices on it so I called them yesterday. The lady said their price was $24.99! I couldn't believe it, asked her to repeat it a couple of times, then called another Costco just to be sure and got the same answer. Yeah, this is sounding like a Costco add so I assure you I am in no way affiliated with that company. I am fortunate that I haven't had to take a lot of prescriptions in my life so maybe everybody else knows to shop around, but if not, learn from my $200 plus mistake.

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Comment from: voyageur65 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: January 07

The combination of Xalatan and Timolol had disastrous side effects, characterized by redness, blurring, sensitivety to sunlight,and corneal pain when blinking.In other words, over medication! Episodes lasted a week or more. Timolol alone was effective without any of these side effects.

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Comment from: deb 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: December 28

No side effects. Pressure was 32, now down to 16. I have been taking it for over 2 years. Recently was switched to generic due to group insurance coverage. The generic is NOT working for me.

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