Compare Dorzolamide Timolol vs. Iopidine

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

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.

Lowers eye pressure

.Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.

Upsides
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • May cause changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers Open-angle glaucoma
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers
  • 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 Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol) 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 risk factors
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