Compare Betagan vs. Iopidine

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

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

.Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.

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.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
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 changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Laser surgery - Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical; Treatment and Prophylaxis Raised intraocular pressure; Adjunct
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 Iopidine (Apraclonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
No information currently available
No information currently available