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Latanoprost (Ophthalmic)

Brand Names : Xalatan

Latanoprost | Before Using | Proper Use | Precautions | Side Effects

Side Effects of This Medicine

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

    Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

      Less common

        Eyelid crusting, redness, swelling, discomfort, or pain


      Cough; difficulty breathing; noisy breathing; redness of eye or inside of eyelid; shortness of breath; swelling of the eye; tightness in chest; wheezing

    Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:

      More common

        Blurred vision, eye irritation, or tearing; darkening of eyelid skin color; increase in brown color in colored part of eye; longer, thicker, and darker eyelashes

      Less common

        Angina pectoris or other chest pain; cold or flu symptoms; eye pain; pain in muscles, joints, or back; skin rash


        Discharge from the eye; double vision or other change in vision; fever; sensitivity of eye to light; sore throat

Other side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. However, check with your doctor if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome:

    More common

      Burning of eye; feeling of something in eye; itching of eye; stinging of eye

    Less common

      Dryness of eye

Other side effects not listed above may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your doctor.

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