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Xalatan vs Lumigan, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 72

This is personalized comparison of Xalatan vs Lumigan for a male aged 72. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Xalatan (latest outcomes from 14,563 users) has active ingredients of latanoprost. It is often used in glaucoma.

Lumigan (latest outcomes from 3,763 users) has active ingredients of bimatoprost. It is often used in glaucoma.

On Sep, 11, 2014: 1,322 male patients aged 68 who take the same drugs are studied in Xalatan vs Lumigan

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug

Drugs to compare:

Xalatan latanoprostPharmacia And Upjohn
Lumigan bimatoprostnot specified

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 68 (±5):

Comparison with the specified adverse outcomes:

(outcome and its % of total reports)

Xalatan (Pharmacia And Upjohn)Lumigan

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Xalatan (Pharmacia And Upjohn)Lumigan
Intraocular Pressure IncreasedVision Blurred
Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)Confusional State
Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Vision BlurredRenal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)
Condition AggravatedAsthenia (weakness)
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
Myocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone)
Eye PainDizziness
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chest PainCataract (clouding of the lens inside the eye)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Xalatan (Pharmacia And Upjohn)Lumigan
Blood Catecholamines IncreasedMigraine Without Aura (headache without neurological problems)
Abdominal PainFrequent Or Urgent Urination
Disease RecurrenceNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Choroidal Detachment (separation of vascular layer of the eye)Libido Decreased (loss of interest in sex)
Uveitis (inflammation of the uvea)Headache (pain in head)
Maculopathy (condition or disease of the macula, the small spot in the retina where vision is keenest)Constipation
Eye IrritationVasovagal Attack (malaise mediated by the vagus nerve)
Adrenal DisorderDry Mouth
Growth Of EyelashesMuscle Pain (muscle pain)
Iris Disorder NosEjaculation Failure

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Xalatan (latanoprost) is often used to treat glaucoma. Lumigan (bimatoprost) is often used to treat glaucoma. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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