Compare Dorzolamide Timolol vs. Lumigan

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

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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.

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
  • Easier to use with two medications in one drop.
  • May add another medication when needed..
  • May be more effective than using only one medication.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Ocular hypertension
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers Open-angle glaucoma
  • In patients who are insufficiently responsive to beta-blockers
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Cosopt (Dorzolamide / 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
No information currently available
  • 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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