Compare timolol vs. carbachol

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

Timoptic
(Timolol)

Miostat
(Carbachol)

Coming soon.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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Side effects
timololcarbachol

We haven’t found good data for timolol side effects.

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How it works
timololcarbachol
Coming soon.carbachol increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
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Available as
timololcarbachol
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
timololcarbachol
  • Hypertension Migraine; Prophylaxis Ocular hypertension Open-angle glaucoma Postmyocardial infarction syndrome; Prophylaxis
  • Glaucoma Miosis induction - Surgical procedure Ocular hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
timololcarbachol
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
No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
Kidneys and liver
No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
timololcarbachol
Coming soon.
  • Works the same as Pilocarpine but is somewhat stronger.
  • Can be used with other medications in the eye.
Downsides and risks
timololcarbachol
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  • carbachol causes the pupil of the eye to become smaller, and may cause dim vision, especially at night, therefore driving at night may be impaired.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
timololcarbachol
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  • 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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