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Review: Xalatan and Alphagan P

This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Xalatan and Alphagan P. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,348 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What are the drugs

Xalatan (what 14,562 Xalatan users reported?) has active ingredients of latanoprost. It is used in glaucoma.

Alphagan p (what 517 Alphagan P users reported?) has active ingredients of brimonidine tartrate. It is used in glaucoma.

On Aug, 15, 2014: 1,348 people who take Xalatan, Alphagan P are studied

Xalatan, Alphagan P outcomes

Drug combinations in study:
- Xalatan (latanoprost)
- Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Xalatan is effectiven/a50.00%
(1 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 4 people)
(1 of 5 people)
(0 of 2 people)
Alphagan P is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 1 people)
(0 of 3 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 3 people)

Most common drug interactions over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Eye IrritationPyrexiaTinnitusCorneal ThinningOcular HyperaemiaCataractNauseaIntraocular Pressure Increased
GlaucomaPancytopeniaDyspnoeaNasal CongestionDepressionIntraocular Pressure IncreasedMuscular WeaknessGlaucoma
Drug IneffectiveBone Marrow FailureNasal CongestionIntraocular Pressure IncreasedEye OedemaDrug IneffectiveAstheniaVisual Acuity Reduced
Dry EyeInflammationCoughMacular OedemaEye PruritusFatigueTinnitusDyspnoea
Superficial Injury Of EyeCoughAbnormal DreamsDyspnoeaRashVisual DisturbanceEyelid Margin CrustingDrug Ineffective
Sensation Of Foreign BodyAbnormal DreamsUrinary Tract MalformationVisual Acuity ReducedAmnesiaBlood Pressure IncreasedFatigue
Eyelid OedemaHypersensitivityGrowth Of EyelashesCoughDrug HypersensitivityDrug HypersensitivityEye Irritation
Eye PainNasal CongestionPainMental DisorderEye IrritationDry EyePain
HypersensitivityTinnitusDizzinessVisual ImpairmentTinnitusSomnolenceDizziness
Blindness TransientVisual Acuity ReducedAtrial FibrillationPainJoint StiffnessPolyneuropathyAsthenia

Drug effectiveness by gender :

Xalatan is effective22.22%
(2 of 9 people)
(0 of 6 people)
Alphagan P is effective12.50%
(1 of 8 people)
(0 of 7 people)

Most common drug interactions by gender * :

Intraocular Pressure IncreasedIntraocular Pressure Increased
Visual Acuity ReducedGlaucoma
DyspnoeaVisual Acuity Reduced
FatigueEye Irritation
Drug IneffectiveDrug Ineffective
AstheniaOcular Hyperaemia
ConstipationCardiac Failure Congestive
NauseaCondition Aggravated

Drug effectiveness by age :

Xalatan is effectiven/an/an/an/a100.00%
(1 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 7 people)
(0 of 20 people)
Alphagan P is effectiven/an/a0.00%
(0 of 1 people)
(0 of 1 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(0 of 7 people)
(0 of 19 people)

Most common drug interactions by age * :

Pupillary Reflex Impairedn/aHaemoglobin DecreasedDrug IneffectiveDrug IneffectiveIntraocular Pressure IncreasedDyspnoeaIntraocular Pressure Increased
Neutrophil Percentage DecreasedImmunodeficiencyVitreous HaemorrhageVisual Field DefectVisual Acuity ReducedGlaucomaVisual Acuity Reduced
Neonatal TachypnoeaCoombs Test PositiveIntraocular Pressure IncreasedScotomaEye IrritationPainFatigue
Neonatal HypotensionAntibody Test AbnormalCorneal OedemaCorneal OedemaDrug IneffectiveVisual Acuity ReducedDrug Ineffective
Urine Output DecreasedGlaucoma AggravatedVision BlurredHeadache NosIntestinal ObstructionNauseaAsthenia
White Blood Cell Count IncreasedDyspnoeaHerpes Simplex OphthalmicWhite Blood Cell Count IncreasedPneumoniaVision Blurred
HypothermiaBlood Pressure DecreasedVisual Acuity ReducedBlindness UnilateralVomitingEye Irritation
HypotensionFeeling AbnormalIntraocular Pressure IncreasedPartial SeizuresAnaemiaPyrexia
Bradycardia NosRetinal TearDisease ProgressionVitreous HaemorrhageFatigueDizziness
ApnoeaVisual Acuity ReducedBack PainDrug Withdrawal SyndromeAbdominal Pain UpperGlaucoma

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • My mom takes all three medications. Is this combination good? and does this cause her eyelids and lashes to form the crust?


  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • Bp has gone up to 142/71. Pulse is between 66 & 76. This has occurred since I started taking Meloxicam.


  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have developed tinnitus, hearing loss, neck pain, weakness, fatigue, cold sweats, fainting symptoms, loosing balance, swollen ankles, headaches


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On eHealthMe, Xalatan (latanoprost) is often used to treat glaucoma. Alphagan P (brimonidine tartrate) 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.

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