Information about Combination Glaucoma Medicine Dosages, Precautions & Side Effects
Combination medicines use in glaucoma treatment include Combigan (brimonidine-timolol) and Cosopt (dorzolamide-timolol). Typical daily dose of these medications is 1 eyedrop 2x/day. Combigan is a combination adrenergic agonist and beta-blocker and Cosopt is a combination carbonic anhydrase inhibitor and beta-blocker.
Patients using brimondine-timolol to treat glaucoma should wait 5 minutes before using any other eyedrops and patients using dorzolamide-timolol) should wait 2 minutes.
Common side effects associated with brimonidine-timolol include the following:
- itchy, irritated eyes
- eye swelling or pain, blurred vision, double vision
- increased sensitivity to light and glare
- difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- dry mouth
- cold- or flu-like symptoms
Common side effects associated with dorzolamide-timolol include:
- eye irritation (tearing, burning, stinging, redness)
- double, blurred, or cloudy vision
- blurred vision
- sensitivity to light