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Doctor insights on: Dorzolamide And Timolol

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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Dorzolamide (Definition)

Dorzolamide is a glaucoma medicine that is quite effective in lowering intraocular pressure-- it works by reducing the production of aqueous humor in the eye. Side effects are summarized well on medicinenet.Com or check ...Read more


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Is dorzolamide/timolol safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding?

Not safe: It is category c meaning that animal studies have shown adverse effects on fetuses, but no human studies have been done. Even less is known about it's effect on lactation. Avoid it during pregnancy and breast-feeding if possible. ...Read more

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What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

What is the differences between  brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?

Same: Brinzolamide and dorzolamide are both carbonic anhydase inhibitors. They lower pressure by stopping the enzyme that helps produce fluid in the eye. They are both sulfa compound derivatives. ...Read more

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What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

What is the precautions of timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Allergies, lung disease, heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, overactive thyroid, diabetes, muscular disease, cerebrovascular insufficiency, prior to surgery, blurred vision, pregnancy & breastfeeding. ...Read more

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How effective is timolol (Betimol) for treating glaucoma?

How effective is timolol (Betimol) for treating glaucoma?

Variable: Timolol is a beta blocker and has been used for decades for treating glaucoma. It is generally very effective, but has potential side effects. Every eye responds differently to the available glaucoma treatments. This is why the eye pressure is checked 4-6 weeks after starting any new glaucoma drop for effectiveness. ...Read more

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How long can Timolol treatment for suspected glaucoma last?

How long can Timolol treatment for suspected glaucoma last?

Not to treat: In most cases of chronic glaucoma in the USA, the disease in young adults is very slowly progressive over many years. In 'Suspect' cases, there is NO Evidence of damage to any vision, and NO evidence of damage to any ocular nerve tissue. In those cases, retesting a couple of times a year , and looking for other causes of the suspicious findings, are more prudent than immediately treating. ...Read more

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What is timoptic (timolol)?

Timoptic (timolol): Is an eye medication used to treat glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). ...Read more

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What are the side effects of timolol drops?

Minor: You may experience may experience a burning and stinging sensation immediately after the medication is administered. You may experience momentary blurred or double vision after administering the drops. Some people will notice depression or mood changes, dizziness, drowsiness, a slow or irregular heartbeat or breathing difficulties. ...Read more

Dr. John Landi
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Trusopt (Definition)

Trusopt is an ocular carbonic anhydrase enzyme blocker which is a kind of ...Read more


Cosopt (Definition)

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