Compare Combigan vs. Lumigan

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

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An eyedrop used to treat increased pressure inside the eye

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.

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

Upsides
  • The two medicines do not have to be taken separately
  • 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
  • The medicine is absorbed into your body and therefore may react to other conditions you have, such as heart or lung conditions
  • 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
  • Glaucoma
  • In patients requiring adjunctive or replacement therapy Ocular hypertension
  • In patients requiring adjunctive or replacement therapy
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Combigan (Brimonidine / Timolol) 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
  • Heart problems (Cardiovascular Risk)
    • High blood Pressure
    • irregular heart beats
  • Lung conditions
    • People with Asthma, COPD, or other breathing conditions
  • Redness in eye
    • Long term use
  • Visual Changes
  • Young children
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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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