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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cosopt: Cosopt is used to treat increased eye pressure.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Levine
33 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Cosopt can be prescribed for the treatment of elevated intraocular pressure of the eye for ages 2 and above (lower as an off-label use, under guidance ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cosopt: "Cosopt PF is contraindicated in patients with bronchial asthma, a history of bronchial asthma, or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." "oso ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cosopt: Cosopt = dorzolamide/timolol ophthalmic
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye pressure drop: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist ( ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes, Possible: Call your eye md ; discuss this observation. Hair loss has been reported with cosopt. Likely the doc will have you discontinue it and try something di ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Useful: This is a combination product of two generally effective agents that lower eye pressure. It is now available in a generic form. Your ophthalmologist ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dansie
15 years experience in Family Medicine
Glaucoma Treatment: Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is used to treat glaucoma.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Paul
38 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not many: Any eye drop can have side effects, although patenol is usually very well tolerated. Some expected side effects might be stinging or burning feeling w ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: If you have glaucoma, Cosopt and travatan can be helpful. Cosopt contains two medicines (dorzolomide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, and timolol, a ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
What side effects?: Tell us what side effects and we'll tell you what to do about them.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not likely: Zylet does contain tobramycin which can be ototoxic in high dose systemic drug administration. The systemic absorption of Zylet in the usual prescrib ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Alphagan (brimonidine) is not a sulfa drug.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Frequently: Lotemax (loteprednol) is the brand name of a steroid (anti-inflammatory) eyedrop. If the condition for which it was prescribed causes blurry vision, ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye redness: Alphagan (brimonidine) has limited systemic absorption. The only prominent side effect is stinging on application of the drop and redness of the eyes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clement Cheng
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Steroid side effects: As with all steroid eye drops there can be side effects. The most common are formation of cataracts and an increase in intraocular pressure leading t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Patanol (olopatadine): Not much, except possible irritation or itching due to allergy to a component in the drop.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
If prescribed: Pilocarpine is a classic antiglaucoma medication. It is effective but has fallen out of favor due to its side effects - pupillary constriction and fo ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
No: Vision loss in glaucoma (except for the rare acute glaucoma) is very slow. Most drops have some degree of effectiveness for several days after discon ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Beth Friedland
41 years experience in Ophthalmology
This treats glaucoma: Timolol maleate is the generic name of one medicine, timoptic (timolol). Alphagan is another medication to treat glaucoma. They can be used in comb ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Classic treatment: Pilocarpine was the first anti-glaucoma drop developed and has been in use over 100 years. It constricts the pupil and affects the focus of the eye s ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Depends why: The eye drops are for different indications- Restasis is for chronic dry eyes; Pataday is for eye inflamation due to allergies. Lotemax is used short ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Inflammation: This is a somewhat strong topical steroid used to treat a variety of inflammations on the surface or interior of the eye. It should be only taken whi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience in Ophthalmology
Clacoma medication: This is a modern variation of an older glaucoma medication used topically several times a day in the eyes. It has less side effects than the medicatio ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Cosopt: Cosopt is beneficial for the treatment of glaucoma .
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Xalatan (latanoprost): Xalatan (latanoprost) is used for the treatment of glaucoma.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
side-effects: Allergy is an adverse effect to a medication that is caused by a reaction of the immune system. This is much different than an adverse reaction to a m ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Two reasons i think: 1st- is that if you had problems with travatan and it was causing corneal irritation, then switching to Cosopt that doesn't cause ... Read More
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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deepak Raja
17 years experience in Ophthalmology
Help absorption: 20 minutes is probably a conservative amount of time, but you want the drop to get into your eye so your eye pressure can go down, not absorb into you ... Read More
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