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Cosopt

Cosopt

Dorzolamide and Timolol Ophthalmic

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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

Details

Cosopt is an ophthalmic preparation which is used for the treatment of ocular hypertension and open-angle glaucoma. It contains two active constituents Dorzolamide hydrochloride and Timolol Maleate. It is also used for the treatment of perioperative IOP (Intraocular Pressure). It decreases the production of aqueous humour.

Mechanism of action of Cosopt

Dorzolamide is a carbonic anhydrase inhibitor. Timolol belongs to a class of medication called as topical beta blockers. Dorzolamide and Timolol decreases the pressure in eyes by reducing the production of natural fluids. Carbonic anhydrase controls the secretion of fluid present in the eye.

What are the contraindications of Cosopt?

  • You should not use this drug if you are suffering from narrow-angle glaucoma.
  • Do not use this drug if you have breathing problems such as bronchitis or emphysema.
  • Do not use this drug if you have a history of heart disease or congestive heart failure.
  • You should not use this drug if you have a muscle disorder such as myasthenia gravis.
  • Do not use this drug if you have liver and kidney disoder.

What are the drug interactions of Cosopt?

Do not use any other medication without consulting a doctor as it can increase or decrease the action of the drug.

  • Do not use Acetazolamide, Methazolamide, and Aspirin
  • You should not use vitamins, dietary supplements, and herbal products while administering this drug.

Storage condition of Cosopt:

Store Cosopt at room temperature; keeps this drug out of reach from children.

How to use Cosopt:

You should remove your contact lenses before application of Cosopt. Tilt your head back and pull down eyelid to form a small pocket. Now hold the dropper just on top of the eye, and instill the drops. Close your eyes for about 2 or 3 minutes. If you have to use any other eye drops then you should wait for 10 minutes. You should not touch the tip of Cosopt eye drops to avoid contamination.

Missed dose of Cosopt:

Use Cosopt eye drop as soon as possible in case you missed the dose. Skip if the time is for next dose and continue with scheduled one.  

Overdose of Cosopt:

Do not use, more than recommended dose to avoid overdose. In the case of overdose consult the doctor as soon as possible.

What are the side effects of Cosopt?

Some common side effects may appear while using this using this medication: swelling or redness of your eyelids, eye redness, pain, discomfort, or sensitivity to light, drainage, crusting, or oozing of your eyes or eyelids, wheezing, gasping, or other breathing problems, swelling, and rapid weight gain.

What are the precautions of Cosopt?

  • Cosopt is an ophthalmic preparation so it should be used in the eye only; do not use this medication by mouth or in ear.
  • You should not drive after using this medication as it can cause blurred vision.
  • You should not consume alcohol while using this medication.
  • In the case of pregnancy and lactation consult the doctor before application of this medication.

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