How good are Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops for treating glaucoma?

Common drop. Xalatan (latanoprost) is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It was the first medication and its class and now comes in generic form. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. .
Very effective. Xalatan (latanoprost) is an excellent glaucoma medication but 'the proof is in the pudding' so you have to go by what happens to your eye pressure with any medication and its side effects.

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Hello, I am being treated as a glaucoma suspect as I have one symptom, using eye drops : Xalatan (latanoprost) from pfizer. I can see some black shadows now. Advice?

Black shadows. If this in in your vision it is unrelated to the drops. The best thing to do is have your eye doctor evaluate this. Does not sound sight threatening, just annoying! Read more...
Avoid getting on. Skin. If getting skin color change, switch to alternate treatment. Read more...

Is there any significance to the sequence in which I take eye drops for glaucoma? I use cospot, alphagan-p and xalatan (latanoprost). Thanks.

Any order is fine. Just wait about three minutes between simultaneous drops keeping eyes gently closed and pressing on the inside corner of the eye to the nose bone. Read more...
No. The order does not matter. If all drops are to be taken at the same time of day, make nature you wait a little between drops to ensure they don't rinse each other out. Read more...
Yes. Your treating md will advise you, but a common practice is to use your cosopt™ and alphagan™ twice per day. You should wait at least 5' between eye drop instillation and also apply pressure to the inner corner of your eyelid for one minute. A twice/day regimen is ideally 12 hrs apart. Also, it does not matter the order. Xalatan™ is instilled generally close to bedtime by the same technique. Read more...

I've been taking Dorzolamide and Latanoprost for congenital glaucoma for 12 years, will I be on these eye drops the rest of my life?

Maybe. This question is not able to be answered with the info present. You may be helped by some surgery so the opthalmologist needs to comment. There are always advance or maybe new drugs. I know this is a pain but better than a loss of sight. Read more...

What is the best eye drop for glaucoma? I've been given xalatan (latanoprost). Is it going to solve my problem?

It works well. Xalatan (latanoprost) is a type of prostaglandin analog, which has been shown to be one of the most effective glaucoma medications. Your ophthalmologist can tell you if he or she believes you are getting a good response from the drop. Read more...
One that works! There are many different drops that can be used lower the pressure with glaucoma and each person respond differently. You need to work with your eye md and find one (or a combination) that works for you. Since Xalatan (latanoprost) has went generic I have not had much success with this drop. The name brand was great! Read more...

My eyes are watery anytime air blows on it, they itch a lot and become red. All these began after I started using the Xalatan (latanoprost) eye drops. Is it normal?

No. The watery eyes suggest that your eyes are actually dry. And eye drops with preservatives can worsen dry eye symptoms. Xalatan (latanoprost) is also know to cause redness. If the symptoms began with the use of xalatan, (latanoprost) you should see your ophthalmologist for further evaluation. Read more...

Xalatan (latanoprost) question - do I have to keep the eye drops at room temperature?

No. Latanoprost, the generic name for xalatan, must be refrigerated to avoid breakdown of the molecule. Xalatan, but not generic latanoprost, can be left at room temperature for up to a month. There has been a lot of issues with generic latanoprost; so this is a drug that you must insist in getting the name-brand. Read more...

I used gfs (timolol) in the usa. In 2009, I moved to mumbai. The doctor has tried many eye drops including Xalatan (latanoprost) but iop stays at 19-20.?

Ideal IOP. Eyedrops to lower the pressure depend upon the target pressure. If you are visually stable (no changes in vision and field) at a pressure of 19-20, then you are ok. But if you are losing vision and no more agents are available, you might need laser or operative surgery. Timolol should be available in india. Read more...
That may be ok. Depending on the severity of your glaucoma an eye pressure of 19 or 20 may be acceptable. Read more...

I have glaucoma since I was born. What should I do? I'm.Using some medicines for my eyes they're cosopt, xalatan, (latanoprost) alphagan p.Is glaucoma temporary or? ..

Keep following up. Congenital glaucoma is a life long condition. It is vital that you see your doctor regularly. Even though you may be well controlled now, things may change and eventually may need surgery. Use your drops on schedule also. Read more...
Lifetime. Glaucoma is a disease that lasts a lifetime. You will need to continue to use drops for the rest of your life, unless they become ineffective and you require surgical intervention. Read more...
permanent. Since you have had glaucoma for 18 years, it appears to be permanent for you. Glaucoma surgery can permanently reduce intra-ocular pressure if successful, but there are significant risks involved. Read more...

After all glaucoma treatment, had 2 bearvelt tube in right& 1 350 in left eye. Iop 15&22.With cosopt, alphagan, xalatan (latanoprost).C/d. 9/.95. What else can b done?

Difficult. Your situation is very complicated. With your cdr ratios you need very low target iops. At times a second, smaller, baerveldt shunt can be inserted depending on your eyes situation. Occasionally an slt can be done case by case situation. The latter more for next to last resort. Sometimes a cyclo-destructive procedure is contemplated, but threat to vision exists. See a glaucoma specialist. Read more...
Glaucoma Specialist. With your severe glaucoma, your l eye pressure is likely too high. You could have a 2nd tube as well or a cyclophotocoagulation procedure done internally or externally. You need to discuss this with your glaucoma specialist. You also may need additional treatment for the r eye if you are continuing to lose vision despite your pressure of 15. Read more...