Compare Betoptic vs. Dorzolamide Timolol

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Betoptic S
(betaxolol)

Cosopt
(dorzolamide / timolol)

Coming soon.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.
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Side effects
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol

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How it works
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
Coming soon.[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
Available as
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
  • Hypertension
  • Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
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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
      BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
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      • 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 and risks
      BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
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      • 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.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      BetopticDorzolamide Timolol
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      • 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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