Compare Trusopt vs. Dorzolamide Timolol

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Trusopt
(Dorzolamide)

Cosopt
(Dorzolamide / Timolol)

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 An effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop. Lowering eye pressure can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
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Side effects
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol

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How it works
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
Decreases the production of fluids within the eye[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
Available as
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
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Pregnancy

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.

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.

Upsides and benefits
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
Downsides and risks
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
  • 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.
  • May cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic.
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop.
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age.
  • dorzolamide/timolol is not used if you have lung disease or heart conditions relating to a low heart rate or low blood pressure.
  • May cause blurred vision.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TrusoptDorzolamide Timolol
  • 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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