Compare Lumigan vs. dorzolamide timolol

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Lumigan
(Bimatoprost)

Cosopt
(Dorzolamide / Timolol)

Controls glaucoma and pressure in your eyes. An effective control of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.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.
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Side effects
Lumigandorzolamide timolol

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How it works
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
Lumigan (Bimatoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
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Available as
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
  • Long term use
Detailed Lumigan (Bimatoprost) risks & warnings »
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Pregnancy category
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
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.

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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
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
  • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
Downsides and risks
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
  • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
  • 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.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
Lumigandorzolamide timolol
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
  • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
  • 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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