Prostaglandins are used to treat glaucoma and gastric ulcer, as well as for labor induction and to increase eyelash growth. They work by reducing pressure in the eye by decreasing excess fluid in the eyes, protecting the stomach from ulcers, and causing contractions in the cervix.

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This chart is created by aggregating the total number of claims for the drugs in this class divided by the # of drugs with a specific indication. It is meant to be representative but may not accurately reflect the actual # of prescriptions written to treat a specific condition.

Prices for Popular Prostaglandins

Popularity Brand Name (Generic Name) GoodRx Fair Price Price Trend
Xalatan
(latanoprost)
14
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LATANOPROST is used in the eye to treat open angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Lumigan
(bimatoprost)
103
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Bimatoprost (Lumigan) is an expensive drug used to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye. This drug is slightly less popular than comparable drugs. It is available in brand and generic form. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Travatan Z
158
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TRAVOPROST is used in the eye to treat open angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
Cytotec
(misoprostol)
7
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MISOPROSTOL helps to prevent stomach ulcers in patients who take medicines like ibuprofen and aspirin and who are at high risk of complications from ulcers.
Latisse
136
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Bimatoprost (Latisse) is an expensive drug used on the upper eyelashes to increase their growth. It helps make eyelashes longer, thicker, and darker. This drug is less popular than comparable drugs. There are currently no generic alternatives to Latisse. It is not covered by most Medicare and insurance plans, but some manufacturer and pharmacy coupons can help offset the cost.
Zioptan
174
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TAFLUPROST (ta FLU prost) is used in the eye to treat open-angle glaucoma and high pressure in the eye.
travoprost
80
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Izba
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Cervidil
330
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DINOPROSTONE, PROSTAGLANDIN E2 (dye noe PROST one, pros tuh GLAN din) is used to help dilate the cervix in pregnant women who are at or near term. This will help to induce labor.
Hemabate
274
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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