What are the side effects of Cosopt eye drops?

What are the side effects of Cosopt eye drops?

What are the side effects of Cosopt eye drops?

Side Effects Temporary blurred vision, temporary burning/stinging/itching/redness of the eye, watery eyes, dry eyes, feeling as if something is in the eye, sensitivity of eyes to light, strange taste in the mouth, or headache may occur.

How effective is Cosopt?

In terms of effectiveness, Cosopt twice daily is about equally effective as using Timoptic (timolol maleate 0.5%, Merck) twice daily and Trusopt (dorzolamide HCl 2.0%, Merck) three times daily.

Which glaucoma medication has the least side effects?

CARBONIC ANHYDRASE INHIBITORS Topical CAIs have largely replaced oral CAIs in glaucoma treatment, resulting in far fewer systemic side effects.

Does cosopt cause weight gain?

Seek immediate medical attention if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur: persistent eye redness or discharge, eye or eyelid swelling, eye pain, trouble breathing, sudden unexplained weight gain, chest pain, weakness on one side of the body, slurred speech, confusion, persistent dizziness, fainting.

How quickly does COSOPT work?

This medication should take effect within 1 to 2 hours; however, effects may not be visibly obvious and therefore laboratory tests may need to be done to evaluate this medication’s effectiveness.

Is COSOPT good for glaucoma?

Cosopt (dorzolamide hydrochloride-timolol maleate) is a combination of a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and a beta-blocker that reduces pressure in the eye and is used to treat certain types of glaucoma and other causes of high pressure inside the eye. Cosopt is available in generic form.

Does cosopt cause hair loss?

Observations from the very limited number of patients with timolol-induced telogen effluvium indicate that an abnormal number of hairs, especially scalp hairs, eyebrows and eyelashes, may start to shed 1–24 months after administration of the eye-drops (6), although further studies are warranted to verify this.