Compare Trusopt vs. Pilocarpine

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

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.

Upsides
  • May be used with other eye drops to control high pressure with the eye
  • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
Downsides
  • 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.
  • 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.
Used for
  • Raised intraocular pressure
  • In patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma
  • Head and neck cancer - Radiation-induced xerostomia Raised intraocular pressure Sjögren's syndrome - Xerostomia
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Trusopt (Dorzolamide) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Salagen (Pilocarpine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
No information currently available
No information currently available