Compare Trusopt vs. carbachol

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

Trusopt
(Dorzolamide)

Miostat
(Carbachol)

lowers eye pressure An effective control of high pressure within the eye when used alone or with other eye medications | Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset 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.
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Side effects
Trusoptcarbachol

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How it works
Trusoptcarbachol
Decreases the production of fluids within the eyecarbachol increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
Trusoptcarbachol
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Available as
Trusoptcarbachol
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for (click to learn more)
Trusoptcarbachol
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • Glaucoma Miosis induction - Surgical procedure Ocular hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
Trusoptcarbachol
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Pregnancy category
Trusoptcarbachol
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
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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
Trusoptcarbachol
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • Works the same as Pilocarpine but is somewhat stronger.
  • Can be used with other medications in the eye.
Downsides and risks
Trusoptcarbachol
  • dorzolamide may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • remove contact lense, and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop.
  • dorzolamide is not used in children under 2 years of age.
  • 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
Trusoptcarbachol
  • 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.
  • 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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