What is Latanoprost ophthalmic?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Latanoprost is an ophthalmic prostaglandin used to reduce elevated intraocular pressure in patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Glaucoma 39 11
Ocular hypertension 5 4
Optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis) 2 4
Diagnostic assessment 1 0
Eye pressure 1 0

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 15

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Latanoprost ophthalmic

Side effect Patients
Dry eyes 2
Blurry vision 1
Ineffective cough 1
Inflammation 1
Intraocular pressure 1
Muscle and joint pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Latanoprost ophthalmic

Dosage Patients
0.005 % daily 10
0.005 g daily 7
0.01 % daily 1
1 drop(s) daily 1
2 drop(s) daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Latanoprost ophthalmic

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Latanoprost ophthalmic

Duration

Currently taking Latanoprost ophthalmic

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Latanoprost ophthalmic

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 18
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 5
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Latanoprost ophthalmic after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Bimatoprost ophthalmic (Lumigan) 1
Brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan Eye Drops) 1
Brinzolamide/Brimonidine Tartrate (Simbrinza) 1

Patients stopped taking Latanoprost ophthalmic and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Bimatoprost ophthalmic (Lumigan) 1
Bimatoprost-timolol (Ganfort) 1
Brimonidine ophthalmic (Alphagan Eye Drops) 1
Brinzolamide/Brimonidine Tartrate (Simbrinza) 1
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2 patient evaluations for Latanoprost ophthalmic

Jan 1, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (blurry vision)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.005 g Daily
Side effects: blurry vision

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Jun 1, 1996 (Started Jun 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for glaucoma (both eyes))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (intraocular pressure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.01 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I take it before going to bed and my eyes sort of sting for a minute or two, but no other bad effects. It greatly improved the pressure in my eyes. Five others in my extended family have had glaucoma and 4 went blind in senior years. So far my eyesight has remained about the same.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: intraocular pressure

  • 1 helpful mark
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