Compare Trusopt vs. Pilocarpine

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

Trusopt
(dorzolamide)

Salagen
(pilocarpine)

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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Best available price for 1 (10ml of 2%) eye dropper of dorzolamide
Coupons for Pilocarpine
Best available price for 90 (5mg) tablets of pilocarpine
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Side effects
TrusoptPilocarpine

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How it works
TrusoptPilocarpine
Decreases the production of fluids within the eyepilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.
Type of medication
TrusoptPilocarpine
Available as
TrusoptPilocarpine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Used for
TrusoptPilocarpine
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Head And Neck Cancer Radiation Induced Xerostomia Raised Intraocular Pressure Sjogrens Syndrome Xerostomia
Risk factors for serious side effects
TrusoptPilocarpine
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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
      TrusoptPilocarpine
      • 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 and risks
      TrusoptPilocarpine
      • 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.
      Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
      TrusoptPilocarpine
      • 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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