Lower-cost generic availableDrug class: Ophthalmic

Betagan Alternatives

(Levobunolol)

Lower-cost generic availableDrug class: Ophthalmic
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These medications are comparable to Betagan (Levobunolol) or used for similar purposes.

Betagan
(Levobunolol)

Xalatan
(Latanoprost)

Salagen
(Pilocarpine)

Cosopt
(Dorzolamide / Timolol)

Travatan
(Travoprost)

Timoptic
(Timolol)

Timoptic
(Timolol)

Travatan
(Travoprost)

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 of glaucoma.Lowers eye pressure. Xalatan (Latanoprost) lowers high pressure in the eye well and helps prevent 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.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.Controls glaucoma. An effective controller of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of glaucoma.Coming soon.Coming soon.Controls glaucoma. An effective controller of high pressure in the eye. Lowering eye pressure back to normal can prevent the onset of 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
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine

We haven’t found good data for Betagan side effects.

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We haven’t found good data for Dorzolamide Timolol side effects.

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How it works
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
Betagan reduces the pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Xalatan (Latanoprost) reduces high pressure inside the eye. If not treated, the pressure can cause glaucoma and eventual blindness.pilocarpine increases the flow of fluids out of the inner eye.[name_common decreases the production of fluids within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Coming soon.Coming soon.Travatan (Travoprost) reduces pressure inside the eye, which is a cause of glaucoma, and can lead to blindness if not corrected.Iopidine reduces the fluid production within the eye, and increases the flow of fluids out of the eye.
Type of medication
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
Prescription only
Available as
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Extended release
  • Eye drops
Used for
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
  • Raised Intraocular Pressure
  • Head And Neck Cancer Radiation Induced Xerostomia Raised Intraocular Pressure Sjogrens Syndrome Xerostomia
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Hypertension Migraine Prophylaxis Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome Prophylaxis
  • Hypertension Migraine Prophylaxis Ocular Hypertension Open Angle Glaucoma Postmyocardial Infarction Syndrome Prophylaxis
  • Ocular Hypertension
  • Laser Surgery Ocular Hypertension
Risk factors for serious side effects
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
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  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Xalatan (Latanoprost) risks & warnings »
Coming soon.Coming soon.
  • Long term use
  • Long term use
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Travatan (Travoprost) risks & warnings »
Coming soon.Coming soon.
  • Long term use
  • Long term use
  • Replacing contact lenses to soon
  • Long term use
Detailed Travatan (Travoprost) risks & warnings »
Coming soon.
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.

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.

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.

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.

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
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
  • Betagan may be used with other eye drops to control high pressure within the eye.
  • If caught in time the reduction of pressure in the eye can prevent the onset of glaucoma.
  • It's easy to use and you only need to give yourself one drop each day in the evening.
  • Can be used along with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) is available generically.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can increase the length, thickness, and number of your eyelashes.
  • pilocarpine is often used with other drugs to control eye pressure.
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
  • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
  • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
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  • Easy to use, with one drop daily in the evening.
  • Can use with other eye drops, if needed for better results.
  • Available as a generic, which is cheaper.
  • Iopidine helps to get better results from laser surgery.
Downsides and risks
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
  • Betagan may cause blurred vision, short term.
  • It is generally not used if you have asthma, COPD or other lung conditions.
  • It is generally not used if you have a slow heart rate or other heart conditions.
  • There are more side effects than many other eye medications.
  • Xalatan (Latanoprost) can turn the colored part of your eye and your eyelashes brown.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
  • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
  • For long term use you may need Travatan-z, which is not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
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  • Can cause your eye and eyelashes to appear more brown, regardless of their original color.
  • Can increase the length, thickness and number of eyelashes.
  • For long term use you may need Travatan-z, which is not available as a generic, so it can be expensive.
  • May cause changes in your heart rate, slower or pounding.
  • may cause shortness of breath.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
BetaganXalatanPilocarpineDorzolamide TimololTravatanTimololTimololTravatanIopidine
  • 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 your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don't touch the dropper tip to your eye or with your hands.
  • If you wear contacts, remove them and wait 15 minutes after putting the drop in your eye, to put your contacts back in.
  • After putting drops in the eye, press one finger to the inner corner of eye, by the nose, and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If using this with another eyedrop medication, wait five minutes between using them.
  • 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.
  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
  • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
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  • Wash your hands before putting drops in your eyes.
  • Don’t touch the dropper tip to your eye or hands.
  • If you wear contacts, take them out first and wait 15 minutes after you use the dropper before you replace them.
  • After putting the drop in your eye, press one finger to the inner corner and press lightly for 1 minute.
  • If you use another eye drop, wait 5 minutes between drops.
  • 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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