Cosopt Eye Drops

    Uses, Side-effects, Reviews, and Precautions

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    What is Cosopt?

    Cosopt Eye Drops contains Dorzolamide and Timolol as active ingredients.
    Cosopt Eye Drops works by lowering the intraocular pressure; pumping blood at a slower rate and decreasing fluid production in eye;
    Merck Sharp And Dohme Bv manufactures Cosopt Eye Drops.
    Detailed information related to Cosopt Eye Drops's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.

    Cosopt Eye Drops Uses

    Cosopt Eye Drops is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
    References: 1
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    Cosopt Eye Drops Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

    Cosopt Eye Drops improves the patient's condition by performing the following functions:
    References: 1

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Composition and Active Ingredients

    Cosopt Eye Drops is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)
    Please note that this medicine may be available in various strengths for each active ingredient listed above.

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Side-effects

    The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Cosopt Eye Drops. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.
    • Ocular burning
    • Stinging
    • Discomfort
    • Bitter taste following administration
    • Superficial punctate keratitis
    • Conjunctivitis
    • Cosopt Eye Drops may also cause side-effects not listed here.
    If you notice other side-effects not listed above, contact your doctor for medical advice. You may also report side-effects to your local food and drug administration authority.
    References: 1
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    Cosopt Eye Drops - Precautions & How to Use

    Before using Cosopt Eye Drops, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.
    • Beware of sulfonamide reactions eventhough this drug is administered topically
    • Contact lenses may be reinserted 15 minutes following Dorzolamide administration
    • Contact lenses should be removed prior to administration of this drug
    • Discontinue use and inform doctor if experiencing any ocular reactions
    • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
    • Do not let the tip of the dispensing container contact the eye
    References: 1, 1

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Drug Interactions

    If you use other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Cosopt Eye Drops may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Cosopt Eye Drops may interact with the following drugs and products:
    • Adrenaline
    • Albuterol
    • Apraclonidine
    • Clonidine
    • High dose salicylate therapy
    • Indomethacin
    References: 1
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    Cosopt Eye Drops - Contraindications

    Hypersensitivity to Cosopt Eye Drops is a contraindication. In addition, Cosopt Eye Drops should not be used if you have the following conditions:
    References: 1
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    Where to Buy Cosopt Eye Drops

    Click here to find nearby pharmacies/medical stores where you can buy Cosopt Eye Drops.

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Frequently asked Questions

    • Is Cosopt Eye Drops safe to consume or apply when pregnant?
      • Dorzolamide: No
      • Timolol: No
      References: 1
    • Is Cosopt Eye Drops safe while breastfeeding?
      • Dorzolamide: No
      • Timolol: No
      References: 1
    • Can Cosopt Eye Drops be used for treatment of increased intraocular pressure in ocular hypertension and treatment of increased intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma?
      Yes, treatment of increased intraocular pressure in ocular hypertension and treatment of increased intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma are among the most common reported uses for Cosopt Eye Drops. Please do not use Cosopt Eye Drops for treatment of increased intraocular pressure in ocular hypertension and treatment of increased intraocular pressure in open-angle glaucoma without consulting first with your doctor. Click here and view survey results to find out what other patients report as common uses for Cosopt Eye Drops.
    • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?
      If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Cosopt Eye Drops medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these effects on your body when using Cosopt Eye Drops. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.
    • Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?
      Most medicines don't come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government's categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body's dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.
    • Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?
      Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

    Other important Information on Cosopt Eye Drops

    Missing a dose

    In case you miss a dose, use it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not use extra dose to make up for a missed dose. If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.
    References: 2, 3, 4, 5

    Overdosage of Cosopt Eye Drops

    • Do not use more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Cosopt Eye Drops, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home. Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.
    • Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.
    • Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.
    References: 6, 7, 8

    Storage of Cosopt Eye Drops

    • Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.
    • Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Cosopt Eye Drops.
    References: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Expired Cosopt Eye Drops

    • Taking a single dose of expired Cosopt Eye Drops is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick. Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to use expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.
    References: 13, 14

    Dosage Information

    Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

    Questions - Cosopt Eye Drops

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    Cosopt Eye Drops - Packages and Strengths

    Cosopt Eye Drops is available in the following packages and strengths
    Cosopt Eye Drops - Packages: 5ml Dropper Bottle
    Cosopt Eye Drops - Strengths: 2%+0.5%

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Manufacturers

    The medicine is manufactured by the following companies

    Cosopt Eye Drops - Demographic Information


    1. DailyMed LABEL: DORZOLAMIDE HCL- dorzolamide hcl solution/ drops. Accessed 12/19/2016. - Accessed: October 12, 2016.
    2. - Accessed: July 14, 2016.
    3. - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    4. Cancer.Net (2014). - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    5. Schachter, S.C., Shafer, P. O. &; Sirven, J.I. (2013). - Accessed: May 28, 2016.
    6. National Institute of Drug Abuse (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    7. eMedicinehealth (2016). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    8. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2010). - Accessed: July 21, 2016.
    9. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. December 12, 2011. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    10. The Center for Improving Medication Management and the National Council on Patient Information and Education. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    11. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. December 24, 2013. - Accessed: June 10, 2016.
    12. World Health Organization: - Accessed: July 1, 2016.
    13. Lyon, R. C., Taylor, J. S., Porter, D. A., et al. (2006) Stability profiles of drug products extended beyond labeled expiration dates. Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences; 95:1549-60 - Accessed: July 3, 2016.
    14. Harvard Medical School (2016). - Accessed: May 1, 2016.

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