Compare Trusopt vs. Iopidine

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Trusopt
(Dorzolamide)

Iopidine
(Apraclonidine)

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 .Iopidine is used before and after laser surgery to prevent increased eye pressure due to the surgery.
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Side effects
TrusoptIopidine

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How it works
TrusoptIopidine
Decreases the production of fluids within the eyeIopidine reduces the fluid production within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
TrusoptIopidine
Available as
TrusoptIopidine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TrusoptIopidine
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Laser Surgery Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
TrusoptIopidine
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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
TrusoptIopidine
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
Downsides and risks
TrusoptIopidine
  • 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 changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
TrusoptIopidine
  • 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.
  • Iopidine is usually given prior to, and right after laser surgery.
  • May also be used in conjunction with another eye drop for better control of eye pressure
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