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Latanoprost

Xalatan is an eye solution used to control glaucoma. 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=537

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xalatan

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I am allergic to all generic Xalatan, Latanoprost. When the generic to Xalatan became available, my insurance company no longer paid for name brand. I tried all manufactures of Latanoprost. I am allergic to all of them. I am not sure what inactive ingredient I am having a problem with. I break out in hives and my eye itch non-stop. After switching back to Name Brand Xalatan, I no longer had the generic allergic symptoms. I also notice my eye pressure was so much better than when I was on generic.

Side effects (soreness/sensitive palms, feet soles, & gut) after I started using this product — even had to use glove when driving until I cut drops back to once a day.

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