Compare Betagan vs. Trusopt

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Betagan
(Levobunolol)

Trusopt
(Dorzolamide)

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 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 glaucoma.
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Side effects
BetaganTrusopt

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How it works
BetaganTrusopt
Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Decreases the production of fluids within the eye
Type of medication
BetaganTrusopt
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Available as
BetaganTrusopt
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
BetaganTrusopt
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • Raised intraocular pressure
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
BetaganTrusopt
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
BetaganTrusopt
  • 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.
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
Downsides and risks
BetaganTrusopt
  • 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.
  • dorzolamide may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • remove contact lense, and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop.
  • dorzolamide is not used in children under 2 years of age.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
BetaganTrusopt
  • 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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