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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Cosopt (Overview)

Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is used to treat glaucoma.


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Hair is falling out since using cosopt. What to do?

Hair is falling out since using cosopt. What to do?

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 different. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Hamid Sajjadi
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Cosopt (Overview)

Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is used to treat glaucoma.


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Please describe the medication: cosopt?

Please describe the medication: cosopt?

Glaucoma Treatment: Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Use travatan open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & eye is bloodshot. If i try cosopt is there a risk of vision loss during the trial period if doesn't work?

Use travatan open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & eye is bloodshot. If i try cosopt is there a risk of vision loss during the trial period if doesn't work?

Unlikely: Glaucoma usually cause visual damage over a period of months to years. It is unlikely that a therapeutic trial with Cosopt would lead to visual loss. Cosopt is frequently more effective than travatan but realize that is consists of 2 separate drugs combined in one bottle. ...Read more

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Dr told sister glaucoma eye drop cosopt has no side effects unless allergic. Is this true? Didn't advise travatan because eye color change side effect

Dr told sister glaucoma eye drop cosopt has no side effects unless allergic. Is this true? Didn't advise travatan because eye color change side effect

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 medication causing an undesired side-effect. Most medications can cause adverse effects in some persons who take them. Common side-effects and warnings can be found in the package insert. Your pharmacist is a good source for additional information. ...Read more

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Switched from travatan to cosopt 1mo. Ago due to side effects. Cosopt lowered pressure 2-3 pts more & near vision improved. Could cosopt cause this?

Switched from travatan to cosopt 1mo. Ago due to side effects. Cosopt lowered pressure 2-3 pts more & near vision improved. Could cosopt cause this?

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 this could improve vision. 2nd- unusually Cosopt may cause transient myopia (reversible when stopping) which would improve your near vision. Chronic treatment of glaucoma has been associated with faster cataract formation, usually increased myopia. ...Read more

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The instructions for using cosopt eye drops say to wait 20 minutes before inserting a contacts lens. Why do you need to wait that long?

The instructions for using cosopt eye drops say to wait 20 minutes before inserting a contacts lens. Why do you need to wait that long?

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 your contact lens. ...Read more

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Can children use Cosopt?

Can children use Cosopt?

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 of the ophthalmologist) ...Read more

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Who should not use Cosopt?

Who should not use Cosopt?

Cosopt: "Cosopt PF is contraindicated in patients with bronchial asthma, a history of bronchial asthma, or severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease." "osopt PF is contraindicated in patients with sinus bradycardia, second or third degree atrioventricular block, overt cardiac failure, and cardiogenic shock." "Cosopt PF is contraindicated in patients who are hypersensitive to any component of this ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: cosopt?

Glaucoma Treatment: Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is used to treat glaucoma. ...Read more

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Is it possible to use cosopt together with nyogel?

Please d/w your DR.: It looks like Nyogel contains timolol and so does cosopt. Any reason you need to take both? ...Read more

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Cosopt and travatan is good?

Cosopt and travatan is good?

Yes: If you have glaucoma, Cosopt and travatan can be helpful. Cosopt contains two medicines (dorzolomide, a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor, and timolol, a beta blocker). Travatan is a prostaglandin analogue. Cosopt is usually taken morning and night. Travatan is usually taken only at night. See an eye md to evaluate glaucoma and response to the eye drops. Individual response can vary. ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with Cosopt?

Cosopt: See: http://www.drugs.com/sfx/cosopt-side-effects.html

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Use cosopt 2x day for glaucoma. Sometimes is 14 hrs. before I use drop. Could pressure rise in 2 hrs. & cause damage? How far from 12hrs. is safe?

Use cosopt 2x day for glaucoma. Sometimes is 14 hrs. before I use drop. Could pressure rise in 2 hrs. & cause damage? How far from 12hrs. is safe?

Don't get paranoid: The interval of time between medication applications should be uniform. 12 hours for maximal therapeutic benefit. However, missing the drops by two hours or so should not cause any problems, especially if it occurs only in frequently. Take responsibility, and make it a priority to follow your doctor's recommendations for medication and follow up visits in the office. ...Read more

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Can Cosopt cause floaters?

Can Cosopt cause floaters?

Rarely : Floating spots have been reported with Cosopt™ but rare and likely related to corneal effects rather than actual changes in vitreous composition. ...Read more

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Hair is falling out since using cosopt. What to do?

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 different. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Cosopt allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Cosopt allergy?

Injection: Cosopt is a drug for glaucoma. Main local allergic reaction is injection of the eye. One must also be aware of systemic side effects. ...Read more

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Dorzolamide And Timolol (Definition)

Dorzolamide|timolol ...Read more