Compare Betagan vs. Dorzolamide Timolol

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

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

An effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop. Lowering eye pressure can 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.
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
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.
  • May cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age.
  • dorzolamide/timolol is not used if you have lung disease or heart conditions relating to a low heart rate or low blood pressure.
  • May cause blurred vision.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers Open-angle glaucoma
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Betagan (Levobunolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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