(Dorzolamide / Timolol)

  • Eye drops
  • Ocular hypertension
  • in patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers Open-angle glaucoma
  • in patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers
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lowers eye pressure

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Our pharmacists’ bottom line

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.

  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
  • 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.

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Side effects for Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol)

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These are side effects of Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you start Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • 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.

Tips from pharmacists and people taking Cosopt (Dorzolamide / Timolol)

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The FDA category for this medication is C. It is advised that you: Weigh risks vs. benefits