Compare Pilocarpine vs. Timolol

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

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.

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Upsides
  • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
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Downsides
  • 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.
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Used for
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
Price
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Side effects
The Salagen (Pilocarpine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Timoptic (Timolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
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