What is Dorzolamide-timolol?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Dorzolamide and timolol is a combination, ophthalmic product consisting of a carbonic anhydradse inhibitor (dorzolamide) and a beta-blocker (timolol). It is used to reduce intraocular pressure in patients with ocular hypertension or open-angle glaucoma.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Dorzolamide-timolol

Side effect Patients
Burning at time of dosage 2
Blurry vision 1
Dry eyes 1
Eyes stinging 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Dorzolamide-timolol

Dosage Patients
2-0.5% twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Dorzolamide-timolol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Dorzolamide-timolol

Duration

Currently taking Dorzolamide-timolol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Dorzolamide-timolol

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 2
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 5

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Dorzolamide-timolol after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Timolol (Timoptic Ocudose) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Dorzolamide-timolol

Apr 24, 2010 (Started Oct 03, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for glaucoma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning at time of dosage)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 2%-0.5% Daily
Advice & Tips: Had laser surgery in November 2009. Noticed quite a difference in vision, also was able to get glasses that work in January, 2010. I am much more diligent with taking drops as prescribed. I was nervous the first treatment, but found it was a piece of cake.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: burning at time of dosage

Oct 30, 2008 (Started Oct 03, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for glaucoma)
  • Side effects
    Mild (burning at time of dosage)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 2%-0.5% Daily
Advice & Tips: It seems that since you are not able to tell if your field of vision is changing it is best to do what the dr. says to do. I do have a hard time remembering to to the drops during the day but not at bed time .
Side effects: burning at time of dosage

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