Cosopt (Dorzolamide/Timolol) is a combination prescription eye medication that is used for the treatment of high pressure inside the eye due to open angle glaucoma and ocular hypertension. Lowering the high blood pressure inside the eye will help prevent blindness. Dorzolamide belongs to the class of drugs known as carbonic anhydrase inhibitors and Timolol belongs to a class of drugs known as beta-blockers. This combination medication works by decreasing the amount of fluid within the eye.
Canadian Pharmacy King currently offers the brand Cosopt from Canada manufactured by Merck. The generic Dorzolamide/Timolol is available from India also called Dorzox-T manufactured by Cipla. Cosopt is available in the strength of 2%/0.5%/10 ml, 2%/0.5%/5 ml and 2%/0.5% 60x0.2 ml preservative free dose.
The common side effects of Cosopt may include dry eyes, headache, feeling as if something is in the eye, sensitivity of eyes to light, strange taste in the mouth, temporary blurred vision, temporary burning stinging itching and redness of the eye, watery eyes.
Inform your doctor if you have any of the serious side effects such as:
• Coldness numbness or pain in the hands or feet;
• Dark urine;
• Easy bruising or bleeding;
• Mental or mood changes;
• Muscle weakness;
• Signs of infection;
• Signs of a kidney stone;
• Slow or irregular heartbeat;
• Unusual tiredness or weakness;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Cosopt if you are allergic to Timolol or Dorzolamide or if you have any other allergies. Before you start using this medication, talk to your doctor about your medical history and about all the medications you take including OTC and herbal medication. If you have diabetes, this medication may prevent the fast pounding heartbeat you would usually feel when your blood sugar level falls too low. This medication may cause temporary blurred vision. You should not drive, use machinery or do any activity that requires you to be alert. This medication should not be used during pregnancy unless it is clearly needed. This medication passes into breast milk. Talk to your doctor before breast-feeding.