Compare Dorzolamide Timolol vs. Simbrinza

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Cosopt
(dorzolamide / timolol)

Simbrinza
(brinzolamide / brimonidine)

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 Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.
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Side effects
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza

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How it works
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.Simbrinza decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
Available as
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma
Risk factors for serious side effects
Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
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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 TimololSimbrinza
      • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
      • May add another medication when needed..
      • May be more effective than using only one medication.
      • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
      • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
      Downsides and risks
      Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
      • 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.
      • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
      • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
      • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
      • Not used in children under 2 years of age
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      Dorzolamide TimololSimbrinza
      • 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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