Compare Dorzolamide Timolol vs. Pilocarpine

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

Cosopt
(dorzolamide / timolol)

Salagen
(pilocarpine)

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 A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Side effects
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How it works
Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.pilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
Available as
Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Head And Neck Cancer Radiation Induced Xerostomia Raised Intraocular Pressure Sjogrens Syndrome Xerostomia
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
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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
      Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
      • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
      • May add another medication when needed..
      • May be more effective than using only one medication.
      • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
      Downsides and risks
      Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
      • 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.
      • pilocarpine causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      Dorzolamide TimololPilocarpine
      • 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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