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What are the side effects of Xalatan?

Common side effects of Xalatan eye drops include blurred vision; bloodshot eyes; pain, dryness, itchiness, tingling, or burning of the eyes; the sensation that there is a foreign object in the eye; corneal irritation or damage; excessive tearing; light sensitivity; eyelid crusting; and eyelid swelling. Xalatan may also cause your iris (the colored part of your eye) and your eyelids to darken or turn brown. It may make your eyelashes longer or thicker.

Less common effects include eye infection (keratitis or conjunctivitis); discharge from the eye; double vision; blood clots in the main artery of the eye (retinal artery); detached retina; macular edema; inflammation inside the eye (iritis or uveitis); and bleeding into the eye in people who are diabetic. Xalatan can also make you more susceptible to upper respiratory tract infections like the cold or flu.

More serious side effects include allergic reaction (skin rash, itchiness, hives, difficulty breathing or swallowing, tightening of the chest, or swelling of the face, lips or tongue); chest pain; muscle, joint, or back pain. If you experience these side effects seek immediate medical attention.

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