Compare Betoptic vs. Lumigan

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

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Lowers eye pressure.

Lumigan (bimatoprost) is an effective first-line treatment for high eye pressure, but it might cause changes to your eyelashes and eye color.

Upsides
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  • Good at lowering eye pressure to help with glaucoma or ocular hypertension.
  • You only have to take Lumigan (bimatoprost) once a day.
  • Available as a generic.
Downsides
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  • Can permanently change the color of your eyes and eyelids.
  • Can darken and increase the length, thickness, and number of eyelashes.
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Used for
  • Hypertension
  • Ocular hypertension
  • Primary open angle glaucoma
  • Angina pectoris - chronic
  • Cardiac dysrythmia
Dosage forms
  • Pill
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Betoptic S (Betaxolol) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
14possible side effects
  • Red eyes
    31%
  • Swollen eyes
    3%
  • Bleeding on the eye
    3%
  • Eye irritation
    3%
  • Eye pain
    3%
  • Itchy eyes
    3%
  • Swollen red eyelids
    3%
  • Itchy eyelids
    3%
  • Eyelash growth
    3%
  • More eyelashes
    3%
  • Inflamed, sensitive eyes
    3%
  • Darker eyelids
    3%
  • Blurry vision
    3%
  • Worse vision
    3%
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Risks and risk factors
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  • Darker eye color and eyelids
    • Long-term use of Lumigan (bimatoprost)
  • Changes to eyelashes
    • Long-term use of Lumigan (bimatoprost)
  • Eye swelling and inflammation
  • Eye infection
    • Sharing eye drops with others
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