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Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
11/1/2008 8:50:13 AM

Reviewer: donnadancerdonna, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Women beware -I used Travatan (sister drug) for 3 weeks and found black hairs growing all over my face. Also my regular hair color is light brown, and found far longer hair on my fingers and arms/brown. The literature mentioned longer eye lashes would result from this drug, but I never expected this result. After much electrolysis and laser hair removal, I am getting back to normal. Just be advis ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
9/22/2008 2:39:45 PM

Reviewer: Xalatan Opht, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
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.

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
8/23/2008 1:36:03 AM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Xalatan has reduced pressure....but the side affects are extreme.I use them at bedtime and wake up with my eyelids glued shut,have extreme irritation and redness.I feel like I have sand in my eyes and worst of all my vision is so blurry I can't see to drive.My Dr. says I should stop complaining and be grateful that I have a drop that works.I am grateful !!! Thanks for letting me vent...best wi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
5/28/2008 9:57:57 PM

Reviewer: lb, 55-64 Male on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
pressure went from 32 in both eyes down to mid-teens for last 7 years - recommend drug - only minimal side effects but better than vision loss - no change in vision field test since started taking medication

Condition: Increased Pressure in the Eye
2/18/2008 9:05:22 AM

Reviewer: Jo, 75 or over Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
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 join ... Show Full Comment

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