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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Xalatan Opht.

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Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
1/7/2012 2:07:17 PM

Reviewer: voyageur65, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
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.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
12/28/2011 2:50:01 PM

Reviewer: deb, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
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.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
11/2/2011 11:11:19 AM

Reviewer: Carrie, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Had been on Xalatan since Jan. 2007. In April, 2011, switched to generic. Have been getting sinus headaches and back-of-neck pain, almost daily since April. Altho Drs have diagnosed sinus problems, two rounds of antibiotics and nasal steroid spray don't help. Pain is not debilitating, but aspirin or other OTC pain meds don't relieve pain. Reading reviews of others makes me wonder if t ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
10/6/2011 11:03:38 PM

Reviewer: KL, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I only used the generic version of this drug (latanoprost) 3 times. Each time I put it in, about an hour later I got a stiffening feeling around my eyes and down the area near my nose to my lips. The muscles quivered, lips felt slightly numb. 3rd night my heart started racing. But these symptoms went away in about an hour. Today, around noon, 12 hours after the last dose, I started sweating, got v ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
7/8/2011 10:56:05 AM

Reviewer: donaldrodgers2@aol.com

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:

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