Compare Carbachol vs. Iopidine

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

Miostat (Carbachol)

lowers eye pressure

A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may 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
  • Works the same as Pilocarpine but is somewhat stronger.
  • Can be used with other medications in the eye.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
Downsides
  • carbachol causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
  • May cause changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Used for
  • Glaucoma Miosis induction - Surgical procedure Ocular hypertension
  • Postsurgical
  • 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 Miostat (Carbachol) 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 warnings
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