Compare Lumigan vs. Simbrinza

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

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.

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.
  • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
  • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
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.
  • 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
Used for
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension from open-angle glaucoma
  • Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma
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 Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine) 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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