Compare Betagan vs. Carbachol

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Betagan (Levobunolol)

lowers eye pressure

An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.

lowers eye pressure

A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Upsides
  • Betagan may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
  • Works the same as Pilocarpine but is somewhat stronger.
  • Can be used with other medications in the eye.
Downsides
  • Betagan may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
  • carbachol causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Glaucoma Miosis induction - Surgical procedure Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
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Side effects
The Betagan (Levobunolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Miostat (Carbachol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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