Compare Betagan vs. Carbachol

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Betagan
(levobunolol)

Miostat
(carbachol)

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.
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Side effects
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How it works
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Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.carbachol increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
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Available as
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  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
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  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Glaucoma Miosis Induction Surgical Procedure Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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      Pregnancy

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

      Upsides and benefits
      BetaganCarbachol
      • 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 and risks
      BetaganCarbachol
      • 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.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      BetaganCarbachol
      • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
      • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
      • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
      • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
      • Wash hands before putting drops in eyes.
      • Do not touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
      • If you wear contacts remove them and wait 15 minutes, after putting the drop in eye, to replace them.
      • After instilling drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
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      Have you used Betagan (levobunolol)?
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