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Cosopt Eye Drops | Generic Dorzolamide and Timolol Ophthalmic

Dorzolamide and Timolol Ophthalmic

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Cosopt Eye Drops

Quantity Stength Unit Price Price Cart
1 (ML) Bottle Cosopt 2-0.5% Solution (5ml Bottle) $37.99 $37.99
3 (ML) Bottle Cosopt 2-0.5% Solution (5ml Bottle) $40.00 $119.99

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Cosopt eye drop is a combination of two drugs Dorzolamide Hcl 2% and Timolol maleate 0.5%.  Therefore, the drug contains both sulfonamide carbonic anhydrase inhibitor activity and beta adrenergic blocker activity.  The Cosopt eye drops helps in lowering the IOP which may be increased due to glaucoma.

Cosopt is indented in various etiologies like one suffering from glaucoma has ocular hypertension or open angle glaucoma. This causes the eye to lose its sight gradually if left untreated.  

The drug acts by two ways

  • Increasing the flow of aqueous humor out of the eyes this helps in decreasing the inner eye pressure.
  • Decrease the synthesis of aqueous humor this will not let the increase in volume and the pressure is countrified

Use of Cosopt is contraindicated when:

  • You are bearing asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • Slow or irregular heart beat or may cause heart failure.
  • Suffering from muscle weakness or myasthenia gravis.
  • Patient is suffering from chronic hepatic or renal dysfunction.
  • If the patient is sensitive to sulfa drugs and patient has gone through any ophthalmic surgery.
  • Patient planning for pregnancy or pregnant should be refrained from the medication.
  • Lactating mother should also remain out of the medication.

Drug interaction of Cosopt eye drops:

Carbonic anhydrase inhibitor should be avoided along Cosopt. Salicylates should be avoided as it may increase the side effect of Cosopt.

How to take the Cosopt eye drop

  • One should use the eye drop twice a day.
  • Use the Cosopt one time in the morning and other during the bed time.
  • One should follow hygienic condition while using the eye drop as eye is very sensitive organ and may get prone to infection if hygiene is not maintained.
  • Wash hand and eye and then put the medicament.
  • If one is using more than two eye drops, in that case one should maintain the time gap of around 10- 15 minute.
  • If using ointment and drop one should give the priority to the eye drop and later use the ointment as it won't allow the drug to get imbibe as ointment turns to be oil in nature and it avoids the medicament to work.

Adverse effect of Cosopt eye drop:

General side effect of that can be seen in eye drops are burning sensation, inflammation of eye and redness. Other than this it may lead to heart disorders and severe breath related disorder in certain conditions.

If one has over dosed the medication he may suffer light-headed and difficulty in breathing or slow rate of heart rate.

Precautions to take while taking Cosopt eye drops:

  • Patient suffering renal disorder should take the medicament cautiously.
  • One should not take oral beta blocker while instillation of Cosopt eye drop.
  • The patient suffering muscle weakness should take medication in controlled way.
  • Patient having airways hypersensitivity should be careful while taking the Cosopt.