Compare Lumigan vs. Pilocarpine

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

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

A very effective first line treatment for increased eye pressure. Lowering eye pressure back to normal may prevent the onset of glaucoma.

Upsides
  • 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.
  • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension from open-angle glaucoma
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Lumigan (Bimatoprost) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Salagen (Pilocarpine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Darkening of lenses
    • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Darkening of lashes
    • Long term use
  • Dry eye
    • Long term use
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