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.
Find lowest prices
Powered by GoodRxSave on your next prescription. Be sure you’re getting the lowest price for your medication, even if you have insurance.
Reviews & ratings
Button Group. All currently active
Button Group. All currently active

Not enough reviews for this drug. Help someone out, leave a review!

Not enough reviews for this drug. Help someone out, leave a review!

Side effects
dorzolamide timololpilocarpine

We haven’t found good data for dorzolamide timolol side effects.

FDA side effect reports for dorzolamide timolol »

We haven’t found good data for pilocarpine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for pilocarpine »
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
Coming soon.
Coming soon.
Available as
dorzolamide timololpilocarpine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
dorzolamide timololpilocarpine
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
Risk factors for serious side effects
dorzolamide timololpilocarpine
Coming soon.Coming soon.
Pregnancy category
dorzolamide timololpilocarpine
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

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.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
No specific alcohol-related info.No specific alcohol-related info.
Food
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
Sleep
No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
Weight
No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
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.
Learn more
More about dorzolamide timololSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert
More about pilocarpineSide effectsAlternativesFDA package insert