Compare Betagan vs. Iopidine

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Betagan
(levobunolol)

Iopidine
(apraclonidine)

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.
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Side effects
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How it works
BetaganIopidine
Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Iopidine reduces the fluid production within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
BetaganIopidine
Available as
BetaganIopidine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
BetaganIopidine
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Laser Surgery 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
      BetaganIopidine
      • 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 and risks
      BetaganIopidine
      • 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.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      BetaganIopidine
      • 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.
      • Iopidine is usually given prior to, and right after laser surgery.
      • May also be used in conjunction with another eye drop for better control of eye pressure
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