Latanoprost Side Effects
What should I watch for?
Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. Report any serious side effects right away. Stop using this medicine if your eyes get swollen, painful, or have a discharge, and see your doctor or health care professional as soon as you can.
This medicine may cause your eye, eyelashes, and eyelids to change color. Tell your doctor or health care professional if this happens. If only one eye is being treated with this medicine, a difference may develop between the treated and untreated eye in eyelash length, darkness or thickness, and color changes of the eyelid skin or iris. These changes may be permanent.
If you wear contact lenses, take them out before placing drops in the eye. Contact lenses may be put back in 15 minutes after putting the drops in your eyes.
Wear dark glasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.
Common and Rare Side Effects
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:
Eye pain or stinging
painful irritation of the clear front part of the eye
swelling or redness of the eye and the lining of the eyelid
Incidence not known
Arm, back, or jaw pain
blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin
blurred vision or other change in vision
burning, dry, or itching eyes
chest pain or discomfort
chest tightness or heaviness
discharge, excessive tearing
fast, irregular, pounding, or racing heartbeat or pulse
joint or muscle pain
red skin lesions, often with a purple center
sensitivity of the eye to light
sores, ulcers, or white spots in the mouth or on the lips
unusual tiredness or weakness
Some 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. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Drainage from the eyes
longer and thicker eyelashes
feeling of having something in the eye
Incidence not known
Darkening of the eyelid skin color
Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.