Compare Betagan vs. Simbrinza

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

Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.

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.
  • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
  • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
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.
  • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
  • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with open-angle glaucoma or ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma
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 Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and warnings
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