Compare Simbrinza vs. Lumigan

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

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lowers eye pressure

Simbrinza ia an effective two medicine combination that is used when one medication alone is not effective, and you are looking for ease of using both medications in one drop.

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
  • Simbrinza may be more effective because it contains two medications
  • It is easier to take two medications in one drop.
  • 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
  • Simbrinza may cause carbonated beverages to taste metallic..
  • You must wait 5 minutes before using another eye drop
  • Remove contact lenses and leave out for 15 minutes after using the the eyedrop
  • Not used in children under 2 years of age
  • 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 Open-angle glaucoma
Dosage forms
  • Eye drops
  • Eye drops
Price
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Side effects
The Simbrinza (Brinzolamide / Brimonidine) 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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