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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?

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 more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Cosopt (Definition)

Cosopt (dorzolamide and timolol) reduces the amount of fluid in the eye and is ...Read more


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Cosopt eye drops side effects, what to do?

Cosopt eye drops side effects, what to do?

What side effects?: Tell us what side effects and we'll tell you what to do about them. ...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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What are the side effects of cosopt eye drops?

What are the side effects of cosopt eye drops?

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

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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?

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?

Unlikely: I do not think I have seen any cases of this. Cosopt is s good drug and it is generic. Sounds like it is working, so stay with it. I'm surprised someone did laser first for early disease. ...Read more

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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?

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

Dr. Scott Keith
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Dorzolamide And Timolol (Definition)

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