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Cosopt Side Effects
Have open angle glaucoma in 1 eye & may switch from travatan to cosopt. Will side effects of cosopt be less because i only need it for 1 eye?
Probably yes: One eye treatment with Cosopt at twice daily with punctal occlusion should have less systemic absorption than both eyes twice daily. Ordinarily if you are healthy without pulmonary contraindications (asthma, copd) or heart contraindications ( heart block, sick sinus syndrome) or other ( major depression ) or sulfa allergy just to name some, then you should tolerate well. It does sting a bit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild glaucoma. Changed from travatan to cosopt due to side effects. After 3 weeks pressure is 13. Next pressure check in 9 weeks. Is that soon enough?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
A few: This is a combination drop of a beta blocking agent and a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. The beta portion can lower the maximum heart rate and cause breathing issues in those inclined to asthma. The carbonic portion is unlikely to do much systemically but could rarely cause kidney stones. Either of them could cause an allergic reaction. All of these are uncommon problems. ...Read more
Currently on travatan for glaucoma am concerned about possible eye color change & darkening skin. Would cosopt be good alternative w\less side effects?
I have been using cosopt for glaucoma in one eye for 1 month. So far no side effects. How likely is it for cosopt to cause hair loss?
Travatan lower pressure from 31 to 16, but have red eyes, starting eye color change, darkening skin. Should i put up with side effects or try cosopt?
Personal choice: The travatan is obviously doing its primary job: to lower the eye pressure to a safe level. But there are optional medications. If the side effects are troublesome and you would like to try alternatives, discuss with your ophthalmologist to trial another eyedrop of the many alternatives. ...Read more